Did you know, that if your kids want to be in a parade, there is a way to call up some of their friends and make that happen? Oh yes. You can decorate their bikes, scooters, really any contraption with wheels with streamers or balloons (or both), you can turn up the music really loud in your car, and you can follow as every one rides or pushes their contraption around the block and your kids will Totally feel like they have been in a parade.
In fact, your kids and those friends will feel glorious afterwards. What?
I just love the way summer inspires me to slow down and take time to create magic for my kids. It isn't even hard. That suprised me. I thought it would be harder.
I feel that deep down, I am a really terrible mother. I think I live in fear of that being true. Every day I look in the mirror, second guessing all of the decisions I make for my children. I wonder to myself, "Am I doing it all wrong? Do I really have any idea of what I am doing? Is that seriously a cobweb in my BLINDS?" The thing is, I really really want to do it right, and I live in fear that I am doing it wrong. Not just a little bit wrong either, like, psychological damage ruined life wrong. Sheesh I need more medication.
I think there is a point to this.
On days like the Parade Day, as I sit around the dinner table and hear the kids tell thier father with shining eyes that mom made a parade and they were in it, I feel deep down inside that maybe I did something right. I like that feeling and I try to repeat that feeling as often as possible.
And don't try to tell me I am a good mom. We don't really know each other well enough for you to do that. I think what I really wonder is-- do other mom's share my fear? Or am I the only one who feels, "God made me a mom and I am sure it is a joke he's playing on me most of the time."
Oh yes, God has a sense of humor. Don't ever doubt it.
If you do share that fear with me, what do you do to combat it? A parade? Maybe?
I feel like reading books to my children at night is a good mom thing too. I always feel like, "Man, I am an awesome mom. I like, read to my kids. Whew!" Isn't that funny? When we all sit down at the table for dinner at the same time, I feel pretty darn awesome too. Oh- family home evening is another one. If I am doing family home evening, I totally have an I'm a terrific person moment. What are your moments? Tell me tell me.