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I am an awesome mom. That’s right, I said it. My kids have told me this and they are terrible liars so I know it’s true.

I am a crap mom. That’s right, I said it. My kids are still too young to tell me this, but it’s coming, I’m sure of it.

I am an awesome mom. My children know they are loved because I tell them this every single day.

I am a crap mom. I get irritated by their singing after 5 minutes, but then I try to hang on until the 6th minute and then I can’t take it anymore.

I am an awesome mom. How they look at me! Like I could win any race and slay any dragon and protect them from every scary passing thought and then make them a ham and cheese sandwich.

I am a crap mom. I get bored very easily while playing dolls and mostly like to pretend that I’m getting tucked in for a nap.

I am an awesome mom. How I look at them! I am literally so fascinated by every facet of their personality that my husband and I talk about them an embarrassing amount of the time.

I am a crap mom. Sometimes at night I don’t read a book to them because I’m so lazy and tired and lame.

I am an awesome mom. My favorite moments are with just them, marveling at her freckles and in awe of his long limbs.

I am a crap mom. I don’t always paint her nails when she asks, and I say, “I’m working” when sometimes I’m not.

I am an awesome mom. I treat them with respect. I value their thoughts. I nurture their creativity. I make them play outside even when it’s cold.

I am a crap mom. Sometimes I lose myself.

I am an awesome mom. I dance with them like a lunatic in the living room when our jam comes on.

I am a crap mom. We battle over my desire to have a quiet home and their need to just be kids.

I am an awesome mom. I rub their sore bellies, and I look them in the eyes, and I ask all the questions, and I thrill over their accomplishments, and I cry.

I am a crap mom. I only think of myself at 8 at night. I don’t want to get your water, tuck in your stuffed animal, sing you another song or voodoo you back to sleep! I just want you to go to sleep!

I am an awesome mom—with some crap moments.

And I’m willing to bet you are too.

 

This post originally appeared on Scary Mommy.

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One thought on “I’m An Awesome Mom. With Crap Moments.

  1. That brought back many memories, some good and some not so good. I’m going to stay with the good ones for now.

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