Do you let your kids go a week without a bath?
Do you completely forget about costumes, cupcakes and school projects until the day before ( or of-- yikes!!)
Store bought valentines box AND Valentines??
Do you wait and see what everyone else is bringing to the class party so that everything is either taken or you just have to grab some leftover plates and napkins from the last party?
Not change your kids underwear every day?
Have they been wearing those same pair of jeans for yet another day because the laundry just hasn't seem to do itself?
Kids teeth go unbrushed for a couple of days?
Throw away yet another cookie sale form?
Forget a deadline?
Then this post is for you. You rock! It's okay. Kids aren't going to remember this stuff. You haven't let them down. You love them, spend time with them. Kisses and snuggles will win out on the best costume every time.
So, lay the guilt aside. Go have fun with your kids. Go buy the store bought cupcakes. Recycle the costumes, store bought, nonetheless.
I have come to terms with the fact that there will always be those mon's out there that "do" more than I do. More creative. More homemade. More cookie sales, and yes, I'm bitter. But I have to remind myself It. Just. Doesn't. Matter.
And if you are "that" mom that does all the above, kudos to you. I'm really trying not to be jealous and post passive-aggressive comments under your pictures. Forgive me. Just show me love and grace for I am just jealous of your awesomeness. Seriously, you rock too.
Because it is what it is. And nobody is better than the other.
In the end, we love our kids the same, we just show it in our own unique way. And that's ok.
So, I will not think about the fact that I sent my kid to school with only his Dr. Suess hat ( that he wore Wednesday) to finish up Dr. Suess week. Yeah. I still rock. And you do too!