Some days I’m a good mom – I feed you veggies & fruit
I keep my calm & don’t yell, even when we’re in a dispute
Some days I’m a lazy mom – I stop at Mickey D’s
I talk on the phone & sit around & park you in front of the tv
Some days I’m the funny mom – I am silly when I talk
You laugh at me when I tell jokes that begin with Knock Knock
Some days I’m the mean mom – I can’t help but scream & shout
You look at me with tears in your eyes when I send you to time out
Some days I’m a nurturing mom – I dry your every tear
I hold you close & comfort you & let you know that I am near
Some days I am the jealous mom – Tonight you like daddy more
I smile with a tinge of envy at the two that I most adore
Some days I am a patient mom – I answer every “Why?”
I take my time & carefully give you a well thought out reply
Some days I’m the frightened mom – I am scared almost every day
I ask God to please watch over you each & every night while I pray
Some days I’m the know-it-all & some I don’t know what to do
I am many different kinds of mother & all of them love you
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Beautifully and perfectly said and yes some days I am great mom and then others not so much and still yet this can vary from one minute to the next if you were to ask my girls.
Thank you Janine. Yes, Mai has started to refer to mean as a mean mommy in one breath and then the best mommy in the world in the next.
This is very true. We all try to be as close to perfect for our kids. Some days we get pretty close. I always try to remember that although we fear we scar our kids with one instance of us yelling, that is not the case. The fact that you try and care to notice when you are less then what you want to be means you are a amazing Mom. Raising kids is hard and exhausting, nothing worth anything is easy.
Thank you Emily for your very insightful words. I do my best & often fall short. Luckily, my little munchkin loves me despite these short comings. 🙂
This was just what I needed. I read this right after I lost my patience with my son. Oh, motherhood is a conglomeration of good, bad, exhilarating, and boring days. I just hope that in the end, the good outweigh the bad and that my boy knows I love him. Beautiful post 🙂
Thank you. This came after a night of McDonalds and lazing on the couch. Today, has been books, games and crafts to ease the bad mommy guilt.
I love it! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you! Thanks for reading.
Beautiful, and so encouraging! Moms aren’t perfect, but sometimes we think we need to be. This is such a wonderful reminder.
Thank you Megan. We do all do our best. We sometimes fall short, but try our best. 🙂
I don’t think feeding your kids McDonald’s on occasion makes you a bad mom, it makes you a normal one.
Thanks Robin! I was never allowed McDonalds when I was little. I think maybe that’s where some of the guilt stems from.
I love this!
That was such a perfect read! Thank you.
This is so wonderfully incredible! I’m glad I read it. I’m glad you posted this honesty. I know I struggle in the being a ‘different mother’ to Baby Boy. Sometimes I’m fully engaged in motherhood and active, sometimes not so much, other times I’m in between engaged and not. It’s all ok though and honoring all those different ways and times is a good thing to do! 🙂
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Thank you very much for your kind words.
It cut me off before I could finish. Lol! I am the same some days I am all in with activities and reading to my child and then others I just don’t have it in me. The best part is they love us for both. 🙂
Yep! That’s one of those either entry graceful things about motherhood. Our babies love us no matter what. Baby Boy is sure beginning to show some empathy, too which is pretty neat! 🙂
That is wonderful. Showing empathy at such an early age is a great sign. Sounds like he has a big heart.
He has a huge heart! I’m glad to see it so young. I can tell that how Hun and I treat each other certainly has positively influenced Baby Boy, which fils my heart and soul with another kind of joy entirely. I feel like I am doing something right on this motherhood journey. 🙂
Love this poem. It’s so real. A great reminder that we simply need to bring our best selves to parenting everyday and that perfection is not necessary.
Thank you very much.
This is beautiful! You’re a wonderul mother <3
Thank you. You are so sweet.
I absolutely love this….don’t we ALL feel this way sometimes?
Aww I love the closing line. That’s the most important thing. 🙂
What a thoughtful and touching poem. I especially loved the ending…simply perfect!
Perfect mother poem! This brought tears to my eyes!
I can totally relate….great poem!
I love how you expressed the ups and downs and mommy guilt we all feel. This is fantastic!
This is perfect. It is so true on so many levels
So, so true! Any sincere mom would admit that she’s definitely been there too. 🙂
Very sweet. The pic is adorable. Thanks for sharing on Tuned in Thursday
Very sweet. That pic is adorable.
Very nice. i can totall relate this..
I love this! Just what I needed after the last few days of yelling and losing patience at my first born who has yet to adjust to having a sister. She is just 1 and a half years old and a baby herself but I snap at her like she’s a teen. I’m so bad. :/ I love her a lot though.