I've been tagged by Fairly Odd Mother for a great meme. You're given the phrase "real mothers are..." and have to complete it. I love this idea. I actually saw the tag last night, but wanted to sleep on it first before deciding what one thing I think mothers are that trumps all the rest for me. And here it is:
Real Mothers are Imperfect.
Real mothers sometimes lose their temper. Real mothers don't always serve their children perfectly healthy, well-balanced meals (made from scratch of course). Real mothers still need some "me" time to stay sane. Real mothers have parts of parenting that they don't like. Real mothers can get mind-numbingly bored reading the same book over and over and over and over again. Real mothers don't always look like they've stepped out of the pages of a 1950's edition of Good Housekeeping. Real mothers lose their car keys. Or forget to start dinner. Or sometimes choose to blog instead of playing pokemon cards (otherwise known as the card game from hell). Real mothers can rationalize stealing (and then eating) their children's holiday candy. Real mothers sometimes breathe an audible sigh of relief when bedtime rolls around.
Real mothers love their children more than life itself, and are loved just as much in return, despite, or even because of, all their flaws. Real mothers are you and I.
And now as part of the meme I need to tag 5 more people. Eeny meeny miny moe...
Terri, Janice, Dorit, Darcy and Kim - you're up.