52:4

Motherhood is…Forgiveness

Yes, we moms have to forgive all the time!  I have to forgive my just-about two year old when he hits me out of frustration and remind myself that he hasn’t yet learned acceptable ways of dealing with said frustration.

I have to forgive my son for exhaustion meltdowns because being tired is hard.  Even for adults.

I forgive him for kicking me when I change his diaper.  And for repeating naughty words.  And for throwing food on the floor, yes on purpose.  And for not eating his dinner–3 nights in a row. 

But most of all, I have to forgive myself.  I have to forgive myself for losing my cool and yelling at Joshua when he doesn’t deserve it.  I have to forgive myself for caving and giving him the goldfish crackers instead of a healthier option because it’s easier.  For not giving him a bath before bed even though he hasn’t had one in 2 days because I’m just too tired.  Mostly, I have to forgive myself for not being a perfect mom because a perfect mom doesn’t exist, but I do know that I am the perfect mom for Joshua. 🙂

2 thoughts on “52:4

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  2. OMG. Goldfish crackers for dinner. No worries–that is always dinner for our little man bc (to me) goldfish at 8pm are better than going to bed hungry! Ahhhh the joys of toddlers!!!!! I go to bed asking for forgiveness every night so it’s refreshing to hear I’m not alone. I find myself making mistakes more often when I’m home alone with them all day:/ I’m confident when I say Joshua knows you’re the best mommy out there!! 🙂

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