I saw a quote online the other day that said:
THERE’S NO WAY TO BE A PERFECT MOTHER, BUT A MILLION WAYS TO BE A GOOD ONE
…and it got me thinking about my journey the past (almost) two years as a mom. I had little to no experience with kids before having my own and I was scared. I really didn’t even feel comfortable around most children; didn’t know what to do, or how to talk to them. I constantly worried, towards the end of my pregnancy, that I wouldn’t know what to do with my own baby, or how to be a good mom.
It’s so easy to look at other moms who seem to “have it all” or be so put-together all the time and think, “What am I doing wrong?” or “How does she do it?” but the truth is – it doesn’t matter! Most of the time I’m winging it and doing the best I can, but guess what? My kid thinks I’m awesome (99% of the time!) and that’s all that matters.
I know there will come a day, probably during the dreaded (pre)teen years, that I may not be so popular with my little one, but until then I will take comfort in the fact that there’s no “right way” to be a mom. As long as my little one continues to be a happy, funny, little individual, then I must be doing something right.
Motherhood is the craziest, most awesome/difficult/rewarding job I’ve ever had, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. To all the other moms out there: keep up the good work and continue being the best mom you know how to be!
* Happy Mother’s Day *