Ok ok.. so we all would love to think of ourselves as superwoman right? Not a care in the world and everything always has the best ending. Well… let’s talk about this. Have you ever seen the show or better yet the movie now of Wonderwoman? She always just looks perfect with her makeup and her hair, her cute little outfit, flying in the sky, fighting battles and always being the superhero in the end.
Yeah that would be great to be her wouldn’t it?
People will always make the comment to me and say “you are such a Wonder woman”. I have the response of “no, I am just a Mom”! I think that many assume that just because I have so many children that I have it all together. Truth is yes, most days I shower and put on my makeup and try to put myself together but there are days where I just can’t get around to it, and I am ok with that. God doesn’t really care what the outside looks like as much as what you are on the inside right? Although I always feel that it helps to look presentable for my husband.
I love being all put together when my husband walks through the door and making sure that the house is tidy, but that’s just me. We are always doing a quick 10 minute clean up before my husband walks through the door just because he has worked all day and coming home to a tidy house is the least that we can do.
There’s days where I have such a good plan ahead of me with my kids homeschool. I had crafts and I might have plans to learn about something big and then there’s even been times where I would know Easter or Christmas was coming up and all my awesome plans failed.
Oh what about the chores? Oh the dreaded chores…..sweeping the floor a million times because the kids just don’t know how to just sit inside of doing a dance at the table or flinging food on the floor that they don’t even think anyone is watching. And what about the toothpaste that the kids think is mint smelling paint and is smeared all over the sink and counters. This really happens in my house very often!
So often I have a plan for the day…usually a good one too. But all it takes is one thing to make a dent in the day. Do you ever feel like that? For example, we could be having the best day and then bang..something happens. Whether it may be the kids arguing over a simple toy, someone throwing a complete fit, or someone getting hurt after you have told them about a million times over and over again why they shouldn’t be running in the house or jumping on the bed (and yes, I did read No More Monkeys Jumping On The Bed many times).
Oh what about trying to stay organized and on top of it all? The grocery shopping, the dreaded laundry (lots in our home), the cleaning? Oh wait…what about dinner?? What are we having for dinner?
These are the things that require a list!! I need to put everything in a list otherwise I will forget.
So somedays it is just a breeze and I forget that I have so many kids. Then I have other days and I begin to think of every area where I failed. Maybe I didn’t get my shower in, or maybe I didn’t get all the schooling done that I wanted to do with the kids or projects that I had such awesome expectations for. Maybe we had spills on the floor (because we usually have at least one a day), or maybe the laundry just didn’t get folded or the dishes are still in the sink. Maybe I just didn’t have two seconds to even think about dinner and I am scrambling on Pinterest to try to act like I am this amazing chef! LOL
But you know what? .. It’s ok. Nobody notices that I failed except for me. We put way too much pressure on ourselves to make it look like we have accomplished everything just perfectly each and everyday, but you know what?…. thank God that God made children to be so forgiving just like him because they love us even if we mess up. We can go to bed that night knowing that tomorrow is a new day. A new day to start over , a new day for change.
Don’t you think that superheros fail? Of course they do! Just because we see all the good that they do, doesn’t mean that they don’t have flaws. Let’s be real here. No one is perfect and if we were how would we learn to change? I love actually that I can look back at my day and see how I can make it better the next day.
Just because I am trying to live up to this “Wonder woman” name it’s just not going to happen people! I am just like you just with a lot more kids!! It is all what you are used to and for me this is my life. I am a wife, yes. I am a mom, yes. God has blessed me, yes. And just like you, I am trying my hardest to make everyday count.