I had a moment yesterday where I felt like a good mom. I know. I should feel like that a lot, but to be honest, it's easier sometimes to remember the times when I feel like a bad mom. It was 60 degrees outside, but I had to run some errands. So, I piled the kids in the car to run to the bank and stop by the library for my daughter to run in and get her book on hold. I then made an impulsive decision to just go to a random park to play, rather than bringing everyone home to play outside our house. I just googled on my phone to find the closest park to the library and we went and played for an hour.
It was awesome. Everyone had fun and I wasn't worried about checking the phone or being home getting dinner ready (thank goodness for leftovers). It was just a beautiful day at the park. I looked at all of my kids being happy and having fun and thought "Look at these happy kids. I'm a good mom for bringing them here." A moment of positive affirmation. I think that sometimes as moms we need more of those. And I think that sometimes God just gives us those moments to remind us that we're doing okay. I'll take those when I can get them and try to remember them in those moments when kids are yelling at each other or me and I'm not feeling like such a great mom.
Running Hills (Part Four)
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