The Nature of Mom's Like Me

I cannot claim to be the best mom in the world. I am not one of the mom’s that regularly makes things off Pinterest and I have never been to a PTA meeting. When it comes to the whole nut allergy, gluten, sugar free stuff here too I mostly fail miserably. For the mom’s out there that can balance it all, buy organic everything and make all the things keep doing you. My mom style is best described as let’s find out where this goes with the GPS saying it is out of range.

The nature of mom’s like me is not that we are bad moms but rather we are real moms. We are the ones that have to ask the last time our child had a bath because we honestly don’t remember. We work full time jobs and we use the rest of our day to put together some kind of meal while asking how school was and if homework is done. There are times dinner is cereal or frozen pizza. We squeeze everything we can into the minutes we have before it’s off to bed for them and a hot shower at last for us. We give it all we have every day because we are moms, it is just that sometimes it doesn’t come out in cute gluten free cupcakes and on time arrival for the practice games.

There are lots of moms who claim to be like us with their always busy statements yet we know the difference. Certainly all moms are busy but you just instinctively know the ones who are like us. We have a special vibe that separates us from the wannabe version of real busy. The moms I’m talking about are the ones that say it like it is because no one else will speak up and throw in the occasional cuss word because they are at their end with it all. It is not that we are unpolished and impolite but rather we don’t have time for the runaround of things that need to be changed, fixed or done. Let’s get to it already!

I like to think the quality of being a mom like this is our efficiency. We have figured out the way to get it all done in our day. It may not be pretty or perfect but it is done and our kids are fed, clean, have what they need plus maybe some extras. Our family is happy too. We know what matters and we focus on instilling those values in our children like what it means to be patient for something, understand how to work for things and show respect to others. If my child grows up to be anything in life based on what he’s learned from me, I hope it is ability for self-reliance, independence, respect and kindness. If that happens I will feel I did really win at the mom thing after all.