Before I had kids I always heard moms complaining about snow days and vacations. They would count down the days during summer vacation anticipating the first day of school. How mean, I thought. I would never be one of those moms!
Flash forward to present day. I AM one of those moms! The boys had a half day and two snow days this week. On Wednesday our basement flooded. The kids got pink eye. If you remember I took Jadon to the doctor on Monday and they thought it was allergies. It wasn't. Everyone except Gracie got it. We're fine now. There was just a lot going on.
So, this was not the week for snow days. Doesn't the Superintendent know that? As I turned my cell phone on Thursday morning I was praying there wouldn't be an email from he school. Yes, no more watching the TV, a text message is delivered right to your phone. That's when I realized, "I am one of those moms!" Darn it. I woke up Friday morning wishing for the best. Oh! Skunked again! (If you know what movie that's from, leave me a comment.)
I beat myself up a little bit. How could this be? I am a terrible mother. I reflected on the blog I had recently written about, time flying. I beat myself up a little more. Then I realized, I am not so terrible. I am a stay at home mom and they are with me all the time. School gives me a break to get stuff done. School lets me enjoy some quiet time. School helps me keep my sanity.
Instead of sulking over the fact I am one of those moms, I will shout it from my rooftop, "I AM one of those moms!" Sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. Let's stop doing that.