It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information. Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friends’ husband. Thank you to JOHNSON’S® Baby for sponsoring this Mother’s Day week post reminding us that us moms are rocking it!
Being a mom involves all of the feelings. Most of them happening in a rotating fashion in the span of about 10 minutes, or 5, or even 5 seconds depending on the day. Overall, it’s the mushy gushy momma love feelings that resonate the most and last. Sometimes, it’s the “what the heck am I doing and I’m totally screwing up and I don’t know how they will ever turn out” feelings. No, not you? Well at least for me, it is.
These kiddos love us. Unconditionally, even when we feel like we are screwing it all up. Even when they tell us that in no words or a lot of words.
Words like we area really good a yelling. Like super amazingly good. Like the teacher tried to convince her that maybe she could write something else and she was insistent good. Because they don’t realize that it might hurt, but it’s also a little bit of a slap in the face; a little reality check.
The reality is right there in the words, but it’s also there behind the words. Letting me know that she knows I love her. Letting me know that she loves me. Picking up on things like telling everybody I can’t have gluten and dairy. Noticing that I do cover our super frigid fireplace to keep out the drafts. To be honest, I had a laugh, and a thought about the yelling, but it was really the other things like she wants to buy me the prettiest dress and that I give her all of the hugs that lets me know I’m doing alright.
This mom thing is hard. It’s the hardest thing ever. And once it starts, I have a sneaking suspicion it never gets easier. So this week of Mother’s Day and really any other day, I’ll take these little reminders that I am doing alright.
So remember, through the good, the bad, the crazy, the fun, the loud, the quiet, the slow and the fast you are doing okay!
JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES, the JOHNSON’S® Baby brand’s charitable platform, is committed to ensuring that every baby has a healthy and happy start through educational and social initiatives, product donations, and financial support. Save the Children® is an organization that gives children around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. As a part of this promise, for every view of the “You’re Doing OK, Mom” video between now and Mother’s Day, JOHNSON’S® Baby will donate $1 to Save the Children®, up to $50,000.
So watch it, share it, spread the love. Remind the moms in your life that they are awesome and they are doing okay!
It’s super cute. A lot of sappy, and if your “feels” are aligned, you might need some tissues handy. Remember, you’re doing alright!
**There really is only one requirement here, a picture of you and your baby or babies; your children, your “baby” (ie significant other) or even your fur babies. If your picture doesn’t feature you (meaning you must be in the picture), I will have to delete your link. It’s not fair to the others that follow the rules.**
I try to make sure and visit all of you and leave some comment love. Please spread the love! And, I never mind the comments, either:)