Sometimes I feel I’m too hard on myself.
I think of all the things I AM NOT.
I am not as physically fit as I would like.
I am not as patient as I would like.
I am not as playful as I would like.
I get tired easily.
I get frustrated easily.
I get impatient easily.
The list could go on and on.
However…tonight at the park, I stopped and watched my kids play together and thought to myself…
I’ve done something right for them to be the way they are.
They play together so well. And, no! Not just playing video games but active, creative play.
Teaching them to use their imaginations…something I’ve done right.
They notice the kid off to the side playing on his own and ask him to join in on their fun.
Teaching them to be considerate of others feelings…something I’ve done right.
They don’t throw a fit when it’s time to leave like many of the other kids. Instead, they say “thank you!” and ask if we can come back tomorrow.
Teaching them to be grateful and appreciate the little things…something I’ve done right.
I am reminded, for all of the things, I think “I am not,”
there is an “I’ve done right” to counteract it.
I may not be a lot of things.
But, I am a damn good mom!
I’m glad I took a moment tonight to sit back and watch them play for a bit so I could realize this.