Have you ever been called Supermom? Not just a “super mom”, but Supermom…like Superman? Or has anyone ever asked you, “How do you do it all?” Well, I get that all the time and while I don’t own the recipe to the secret sauce. I will say that I work smart not HARD! I use a team approach in all that I do. EVERYONE in my family has a part to play to ensure that A) Mommy doesn’t go crazy and B) You understand that the gears of this machine, that we call a family, are well-oiled and that what you put into it - you get out of it.
People think I’m joking when I tell them that even my toddler helps out around the house. I’m so serious….After her mealtimes, I give baby girl a “wipey” and you should see her wiping the crumbs and little spots from her high chair. I love it! I’m teaching her early. Something I didn’t do with my other two. But hey…you live and you learn! I can’t even begin to tell you how extremely thankful I am for my “tweenager”. He helps me out more that he will ever know. When Dad is away, he steps up to be the big guy around the house. He can change a mean diaper and don’t tell anyone, but I’m riding this out while his baby sister is still in the “she’s-so-cute-and not-so-annoying” phase.
I’m still counting my blessings that my preschooler still thinks its fun to use a vacuum. Yessss!!! Now, if I could just get her to separate the colors from the whites and appreciate the need for pre-treating stains, then my premature gray hair growth would slow down drastically! I’m only kidding about the laundry, but my point is sometimes you may feel that the countertop didn’t get cleaned the way you wanted it or whatever the task may have been and it wasn’t done the way “Mommy would have done it”. I’m hear to tell you, as only a true friend would…Get over yourself!” Your way isn’t the only way, sweetie. Appreciate the help, say thanks (sincerely) to your kids, especially your husband and move on!
I love feeling like I’m the glue that holds my family together and for all practical purposes, I am. Not to discount any of my husband’s parental assets, contributions or talents, in any way, shape or form. I just know and appreciate my maternal worth. Long gone are the days of trying to kill myself trying to do it all. There’s always tomorrow and there’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with asking the natives to pitch in around the house every now and then, to do age appropriate chores around the house. I may not be Supermom, but I’m still a Super Mom…aren’t we all?
Are you a super mom? Do your kids help out around the house? What do they do?