It was one of those days. You know, the days where nothing goes right and you feel like a failed mom? Yep, that day had come.
It was a day when I had about four hours of sleep the night before and my one year old daughter decided to wake up at 5:30 am. My shower consisted of me doing a 3 minute wash and rinse with my little girl banging on the shower glass door yelling, “Ma-Ma!”
It was one of those days where I had no patience and my son and daughter suffered for it. I said “no” too many times and didn’t truly listen to them. I didn’t ask how my son’s day was at school and I yelled at him for all of the wrong reasons.
It was one of those days when my one year old was fussy because she had woken up too early and she didn’t want me to put her down. My back and neck were suffering from it.
It was one of those days when I didn’t laugh at my son’s silly jokes and I hurt his feelings.
It was one of those days when my dog wasn’t feeling well and got sick all over the carpet. I spent 30 minutes trying to get the mess up while my daughter was crying to be picked up.
It was one of those days when I didn’t want to cook dinner and my husband had to get dinner for us.
It was one of those days I felt like a failure. I was a mother on the edge of breaking until something happened…
My son had been watching his television show and ran into the room where I was picking up toys. He said, “Mom, the TV commercial just said parents aren’t perfect.” I said, “Yes, that’s very true.” He said, “But mom, YOU are perfect.” I was stunned and my eyes welled up with tears. What made me even more surprised was the fact that he wasn’t kidding. He was so confused as to why the commercial would say such a thing.
I couldn’t believe after the terrible day I had and the way I treated my family my little six year old boy thought I was perfect. Through his eyes I couldn’t have done anything wrong. It didn’t matter that I didn’t get a chance to read him a book or that I didn’t play his game with him or that I yelled at him. What mattered was that I was his mom and I tried.
We will all have days when we feel like a failed mom or will have a day when nothing goes our way. We will have days when we are impatient with our kids and will yell at them one too many times. We aren’t perfect… but what matters most is that we are perfect in their their eyes. They will love you even on your not so perfect days. You are the PERFECT MOM.