As I look around my house, I often see crumbs on the floor, sheets (and probably kids) that need washing and dishes piled in the sink. I used to wonder about all the other moms and how their lives compared. They probably cleaned up those crumbs as soon as they hit the floor. Laundry piles didn't exist in their living rooms and their kids were always clean and shiny. Dishes were not only put immediately in the dishwasher, but were probably put away as soon as they had been washed. They had it all together, right?
Here's to all you moms out there who are perfect and wonderful. That's you! And that's me! We are perfect for our own kids, even with all of our flaws. That's what makes you a wonderful mom. When you're a mom, it's OK to have bad days, it's OK not to be coping, and it's OK to cut corners to save your sanity. We are all trying to do our best and be the best mothers we can be. Sometimes, it's just about getting to the end of the day alive. You're not alone.
Editor's Note: Originally published on Becky's Blog Makeminehappy. It has been republished here with permission.