Mom Fails

mom-and-me“Mom fail.”

That’s what I say when I forget to put my son’s blanket in his bag for daycare. Or when I go to feed him and there’s no bib in his diaper bag. Or even when I fail to bring his stroller to the park.

It happens. We all fail. Even moms.

We all want to be the perfect parent. I’m sure our parents did too but they don’t give you a guidebook when you leave the hospital with your newborn. There are no directions to follow, no formula set up. Sure there are experts. They write books and offer their own advice but each family is different. What works for one might not work for another. Every parent has to figure out what works best for them.

I’m sure there will be more “mom fails” in the future. Forgetting to send a lunch to school. Failing to sign a permission slip or even failing to pick up his favorite snack when grocery shopping.

We try our best but sometimes our best falls short. Will he remember? I hope so.  I hopes that my son remembers I’m not perfect but I tried. I tried because I love him and I’m still trying to figure this parenting thing out as I go. Maybe he’ll realize it when he has kids of his own someday.

 


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