Dear Moms (on a bad day),
I know that sometimes it feels like everything you do is wrong. Some days you lose your mind yelling about the same thing you scolded the kids about yesterday and then see a social media reminder about speaking quietly to be heard. Sometimes you want to cry all day long with ice cream for meals and pajamas for clothes. But you can’t. You have meetings to attend and children to taxi. I know that some days it’s too much.
And that’s ok.
It’s fine to plant a smile on your face and hope it shows through your tired eyes. It’s ok to react poorly and apologize later to your children. It’s ok to serve take out for dinner and take a bath with a glass of wine while the kids clean up. In fact, it’s even ok to not clean up and watch a movie on the couch instead.
It’s all ok.
Everyone has bad days. You do, the kids do. You know this. It’s in your brain, and I understand that when you’re in the midst of one of those days it’s easy to forget the grace you give others, but that’s why I’m here to remind you.
Thankfully you are more than your hardest moments. So, breath in deeply. Breathe out and repeat. Give yourself a break. Hug those kids. Accept the knowing nods from other moms at the grocery store. Give yourself a little of that grace you offer others. Remember that tomorrow is a new day, a new chance.
Here’s to new chances,
Annie (on a good day)