Ever since I found out that I was going to become a mother, I worried over whether I would be able to do a good job. After all, being a mom could possibly be the most important role of a woman’s life. Unfortunately, however, parenting does not come with a handbook and children certainly don’t come with instructions.
I love being a mom but, like most moms, I often wonder if I’m even doing this whole parenting thing right. Luckily, my boys seem to think that I am the cat’s pajamas and they remind me on a daily basis that I’m doing a great job after all. I asked my eight year old son what I’m really great at and his response included, “Giving me hugs, taking care of me, scratching my back, and making sure my clothes are clean.”
The old saying is so true, “From the mouths of babes…” Who knew that scratching his back every morning when he gets up for school was up so high on his list of priorities? Hopefully this simple loving gesture will still comfort him during the teenage years when he rebels and considers his parents the enemies of the state.
At the end of the day, despite my other accomplishments professional or otherwise, the thing that I want to be remembered for is being a good mother. As moms, we need to stop being so hard on ourselves because we are doing a great job and it is evident by the smiles on our children’s faces and warmth that we feel when they wrap their arms around us to hug us.
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