I know, I know, we all want to come across as wonder mom. I did this today, cleaned this, cooked this, washed this, yadiyadiya. But I mean really, how many of us ALWAYS have that energy to be wonder woman everyday. I mean, I'm exhausted!! Aren't you?
Yes I always want my kids to eat wholesome, healthy, square meals for each meal seven days a week. But sometimes I get home with them at 430 after working nine hours and it's all I can do to even get us all out of the car. If the heat is on and they are happy, can't we just sleep in it? OK, maybe not. So I get them out and inside and then it's "What's for supper?"
Do you know what was for supper the other night? Frozen pizza. My kids were sooo excited! But here's the kicker...it was a smaller one so we were still hungry. So then do you know what we had for dessert? Fruit Loops and pop tarts! My kids were so excited! You don't know how many giggles and "I love you mommy"'s I got! I was their hero and the coolest person they knew!
I don't do that often, but it was one helluva a day at work, I didn't sleep well the night before, nothing was thawed out, and my brain wasn't focused enough to read the instructions on the Kraft Mac 'n' Cheese box. Sometimes it's just easier.
Some Saturdays, when we are feeling really lazy, we pajama it all day long. Cuts back on the water bill, energy bill, laundry soap, and my energy spent. The kids love the lazy Saturday's of snuggling in pajamas, watching cartoons. I love it because sometimes it's just easier.
And let's talk about sibling bickering! I can't believe they are two and three and I've already been dealing with it for almost a year! I feel like a referee, like I have to pick sides, like I'm going insane. BUT sometimes, it's just easier to let them fight about it- they eventually figure it out. Sometimes it's just easier to take it away from both of them. Sometimes it's just easier to put them both in time out. Sometimes it's just easier to pretend I'm deaf, and my name isn't 'Mom,' and I'm on a tropical island with a pina colada and dark bronze foreign language speaking man attending to me every need and want.
I do want to be a wonder mom. I want to be the shiny pretty polished patient lady whose hair is always perfect, can run around and never be overwhelmed, handle every mess and fight with grace and love. But let's face it, I'm not. And sometimes it's just easier to be a good mom and settle for that.
What have you found is easier as a mom?
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