Isn’t that all of us at some time in our parenting? I’ve talked with so many mom’s over the years. Mom’s that are questioning their parenting. Mom’s that are second guessing their hard decisions. Mom’s that are weary of the day to day “work” of parenting their “spirited” or challenging (in some way) children.
To all those moms I say. . . .
You’re a good mom too!
You are a mom in the trenches of tantrums. You are a mom dealing with sensory issues and finding socks that “feel right” each morning. You are the mom encouraging the very reserved child to try something new. You are the mom that leaves in tears after dropping your child off because he is crying AGAIN. You are the mom that faces endless decisions for what is best for your child.
Today is a busy day – another special parent day in one of our classes. I’m stopping though, to write this, because it is so important. Diana Markel, one of our previous staff, posted this on her facebook wall. It spoke to me deeply. You see I, too, was one of those moms. One of those moms that wondered what people thought, as my child threw herself on the floor in the middle of Target. One of those moms that had to leave a full cart of groceries to take home a child that was just out of control. One of those moms that wondered if her middle child was drawing on the walls (mulitple times) because she wasn’t getting enough attention. I was one of those moms that wondered what people thought of me as a, well, . . a mom.
I’m sure that is why this article spoke to me so profoundly. I hope this speaks to many of you as well.