I think all moms have moments where we think, “Oh wow, I’m the worst mom ever!” but we don’t really mean it. Deep down inside, we know that we are doing the best we can for our kids. In fact, the moms who actually do suck at their #1 job probably don’t recognize their parenting failures. The thing is, there are rare moments in which we can actually fail our children, recognize it, maybe have a little breakdown over it, then try to turn it around.
This morning, I had that moment.
I don’t have it in me to go into the details, but suffice it to say, my son has been crying out for much-needed attention and I’ve been too busy to see it. I work full time, go to school full time, have three children, am trying to start a new business, and I blog. I’m trying to move into a new house. Oh yeah – I have a marriage to grow as well. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen that my son has been needing some extra love. He even tried to tell me last night, but because I was desperate to go to bed, I put back talking to him until “after we move.”
I failed my son and today it manifested in bad behavior at school.
Dustin and I are ready to show Nick more that no matter what else is going on, we are there for him 100% and will drop anything when he really needs us.
My point in sharing this today is just to show, if you are going through a “worst mom ever” period, know that you are not alone…. and give yourself a little grace.