Children don't expect perfect mothers, unfortunately we put that expectation on ourselves all too often without knowing we are doing it.
Children keep it real by teaching us of our limitations.
Motherhood is about practice not perfection.
Taking deep breaths and realizing in any given moment what we need and what they need, and doing our best to meet those needs.
This morning's breakfast ends up on the floor - that's okay. breathe.
You have given 15 reminders to get everyone out the door on time. Slow down. breathe.
Everyone seems to be on edge and crabby about each thing happening, hello witching hour. Change it up. breathe.
The laundry doesn't get folded or a load needs to get rewashed. sigh. breathe.
Consider their day. Consider your day.
Consider last night's sleep. Consider snacks and nourishment.
Consider outings, fresh air, or bodies that need to rest.
Have you hugged your child?
Have you been hugged by your spouse?
Deep breath. Let go of perfection and hold on to practice.
And enjoy the ride.
Need a hello from you and you and you...who's out there? anyone?