So many times we see on blogs and Pinterest the images of the perfect “super mom”. In fact, I repeatedly get asked the infamous question, “how do you do it all?” The short answer: I don’t! In fact, over the past few years of having a toddler/preschooler and a newborn, there have been many times where the situation in the house has been laughable! It can be so hard to keep a toddler occupied while physically attached to a newborn, pump, or otherwise engaged in various mommy tasks.
There was the time my 3 year old thought it would be hilarious to dress himself in only shirts, including putting shirts on as pants. He was so pleased with himself! You should have heard the laughter!
Another time, he found a sheet of stickers. Thankfully, instead of putting them on furniture or something similar, he decided to stick them all over his face. I suppose I could have been upset, but it was so much more appropriate to just laugh instead.
Or even better, there was the time when he spilled water all over the coffee table and I asked (ok–more like demanded with very little patience) to go pull down the towels from the hall bathroom and bring it out to dry up the water. He trotted right over to the bathroom to get what I asked, but he came out with this: For a split second I was irritated, but then quickly realized it was a little 3 year old miscommunication– and a funny one at that! He thought he had done exactly what I had asked. He pulled down the “towels” and drug them all the way out to the living room! And, so, he cleaned up a big water spill with a big ‘ole pile of toilet paper! Perfect? Hardly. Look at the gigantic mess in the background too! Super mom? Uh….no! But, that’s ok! In those less than perfect mom moments, it’s good to find something to laugh about. In fact, some of these less than perfect moments hold some of my favorite memories! So, next time things are crazy, remember, “this too shall pass” and try to have a good laugh about it!
What is your favorite “less than perfect mom moment”?