It made me think about how embarrassed I was when I picked up my toddler from nursery and found out that she had hit two other kids.
It made me think about how upset I was at the lady at Target who made a snarky comment about my wiggly toddler.
It made me think about how worried I am about protecting my new little kindergartner from the ugly pain in the world.
I think so deeply about parenting. How to improve, what I can do differently, how I can tweak their behavior, and how shape their little spirits. I worry all the time that I'm not doing enough, that I'm not good enough. I know I can do better.
The responsibility of being a mother is heavy.
Sometimes I just need someone to remind me, "Its ok. They're ok. Everything is going to be ok. You are a good mom."
It made me think about my friends who are surviving on little sleep, or solo parenting for long stretches, or dealing with kids with behavioral or health concerns.
I want to tell them all that its going to be ok, you are a good mom. I see that you're trying your best. I understand your sincere desire to raise good little kids. I know that you are struggling, but that you will survive. Your children know how much you love them. You are doing a good job.
Being a mom is hard. SO HARD. Let's all make an extra effort to remind each other that "You are a good mom."