Friday, November 4, 2011

Really Bad Mom

Sometimes I feel like I'm a really bad mom. 
Bed time prayers are forgotten.
The bickering becomes too much.
I yell when I shouldn't.
We eat cereal for dinner.
Teeth go unbrushed.
I forget to read the bed time story.
Because its been a long day.
And I'm tired. And a bit cranky.
And I take it out on them. Even though I know I shouldn't.

I teach them to say I'm sorry.
And sometimes I have to say it too.
I ask for forgiveness.
I pray for strength.
And my little boys always give me another chance.
To be a better mama. Their mama.
And I try really hard to do better.

I asked Gentry tonight if he will let me give him kisses even when 
he's big and has girlfriends.
With a toothy grin on his face and arms wrapped tightly around my neck 
he replied
"I choose you to be my girlfriend."
I'll remind him of that one day. 

So today this mamma or **ahem** girlfriend will try harder.
And tomorrow too.
Maybe one day they will say that I was a really good mom.


  1. AWWWW!!! thats sooo SWEET!!!


  2. You aren't a bad mom, you're totally normal! That's a gorgeous photo, too!

  3. My mom was a really good mom. I am 43 and it took me a while to see how hard she tried but now I really appreciate the things she did.
    Such an adorable photo.

  4. You're a super great mom. =) Teeth go unbrushed at our house, bedtime prayers are rushed through and sometimes skipped, Bradyn doesn't like cereal, so you have me beat there....but honestly at the end of the day I think we're all a little cranky, over tired, and OVER it plainly. Your boys know you love them and would give anything for them...that's all that matters. Bradyn says he's going to marry me.....and I LOVE it!!! Gentry and Isaak are so blessed with such cool/fun/loving parents.

  5. Thanks Jennifer for reminding me that I am not the only one going through these things! :)

  6. Those are the moments that make it all worthwhile! Sweet and precious. No one is a perfect Mom. It just doesn't happen. Go easy on yourself.