This mother’s mothering has done a form of evolution in my survival-of-the-fittest-as-a-mother quest. I’ve changed certain things…….and not always in a good way, I might add. I don’t make my children bathe/shower every day anymore if they are not dirty. I haven’t made them scrambled eggs and bacon for breakfast on a regular basis for years. I don’t even make them write thank you notes every time it’s appropriate because it takes so much effort on my part. Sometimes I do their chores for them because watching them do it at a snail pace or with a complaint makes me crazy. And sometimes, (gasp) I let them watch far too much TV. I don’t don’t dote on them the way I see many mother do, and I’m pretty sure I’m not one of those delusional moms that think their children are perfect.
However, this mother adores her little children with a love that feels like it could burst right out of her chest at any moment. I’d like to think that even though I am far from a perfect mom, I am loving mom; one that does everything in her power to teach her children the things they need to learn to be good people. I hope that I am the one whose children know how much she loves them………the one who tries to keep them safe, always………the one who didn’t know what fulfillment children bring to a person until she had some of her own.
I am having a contest this Wednesday in conjunction with Wordful Wednesday. If you follow the prompt and get Wordful with a picture what motherhood is to you, PLEASE let me know (with an asterik by your name or blog title in Mr. Linky) if your post is about motherhood. If it is, and you are the winning Wordful Wednesday entry, you’ll recieve TWO things. First, a feature on Eliza’s blog with your winning entry, AND secondly, a set of Aden & Anais Zoo Muslin swaddling blankets (pictured below).
To see what other mom’s are saying, head on over to my good friend Scary Mommy’s blog.