Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sometimes I Do Stuff Right

It is no secret that I am not Super Mom.

My house is a mess.

I never cook.

I have not even one time picked up a book regarding child rearing and there is no method to my madness.

I laugh at my kids sometimes when they are naughty. Because it's really funny.

I work all day and then want to lay on the couch every night and watch Shrek for the 9 millionth time with the monkeys.

When I listen to other moms talk about their child's development or what they feed them or their Erin Condren planner with all their days detailed out in perfect organization, I sometimes think to myself "shit, I might really be screwing this up."

Luckily, my children are pretty amazing, so I can't be that bad just because I don't do all that Super Mom stuff.

Last night I was tucking Oshy in, and he patted his pillow and said "c'mon Mommy. Lay down." I crawled into his crib. He covered me in his blanket, rubbed my back and gave me a kiss right on the lips. I smiled knowing that my boy is such a sweet thing and I know he learned those things from me and Hubby.

Peanut loves to play with baby dolls. I was spying on her in the playroom and she was rocking in their kid sized rocking with one of her babies. She leaned in and said "shhh" in her baby's ear and then quitely whispered her songs that I sing her every night. We do it in the same order: ABC's, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and You Are My Sunshine. I used to rock them in the rocking chair and whisper in her ear just like she was doing with her baby and she remembered! Those sweet moments between us made an impact. I impacted my sweet girl to be who she is. I may not be perfect, but surely I am doing something right, and it is such a joy to see.

My little munchkins at swim lessons. They love swimming and were not pleased to have their 40 minute lesson end! The pool was freezing balls, but we had so much fun taking them to their first organized lesson! Gymnastics will be coming this fall!



  1. I firmly believe that Super Moms are not the ones that have the healthy organized snack pantry, the scheduled play dates, the perfectly clean house, or the gourmet meals every night. I think the Super Moms are the ones that raise super sweet, smart, and funny matter how they do it.

  2. I love this a momma that works outside of the home I feel like I miss out on so much and don't get to do all of the traditional stuff that I'm supposed to do but seeing my baby girl smile when I walk in the door tells me I must be doing something right!!!! Clearly you've got your children's love and at the end of the day...what more do you or they need?!

  3. That is so sweet, both those moments with Oshy and Peanut.

    And OMG, the little smushy Oshy face at the pool is KILLIN me!!!!!!! How COULD you ever say no to that face?????


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