It’s Okay to Just Be Okay.
As a mom everyone expects you to do all these fun things with your kids. For instance, cute crafts, fun experiments, baking projects at home, taking them to soccer/baseball/gymnastics/cheerleading, playing with them at the park, having a picnic, etc. As a stay at home mom, and I’m sure a lot of you reading this are, I think SAHM’s are even more inclined to do all these fun activities with our kids. (No, I’m not saying working moms aren’t, just giving my opinion as a SAHM.)
Sometimes as a mom, I just don’t want to “mom” today. I don’t want to adult today! I don’t want to sit on the floor and play right now, I want to sit and watch a 30 minute TV show or paint my nails, or a dozen other things for me. Sometimes I don’t want to drive to the park like we do 5 days a week, this week I want to stay at home and be a homebody. Tonight I don’t feel like cooking dinner, so I’m going to order pizza. I’m obviously not going to neglect my children, I will find something for them to do independently. It’s good to teach your children independence too, ya know?
You know what??? ALL of these are okay. We don’t have to be perfect moms all the time, entertaining our kids, sometimes we need time for us. Sometimes we just need that time to recharge. We may not have the opportunity of leaving the kids with a babysitter or a spouse to get away, so this is our way of “getting away” and that is totally okay.
These days I think there is just so much pressure and competition for us to be perfect moms that I want you to know that it’s okay to just be okay. We all have bad days, our kids have bad days, our husbands have bad days, our significant others have bad days. there are days when our kids just want to watch TV or play with their iPad, just like there are days when I just want to play a game on my computer or read a book.
I guess some people reading this may not agree with me, but guess what?? That is okay too! We are all different, and we are all okay.