As a parent, it's normal to question yourself and wonder if you are doing everything right.
It's hard raising children and they do not come with instructions so there are many triumphs and failures along the way.
I have 3 boys ranging in age from 2 to 8 years old. So, my everyday life right now consists of potty training and potty disasters, literally dragging them out of bed for school after the 'nice' approach has no effect on them, yelling at them every morning to hurry up and eat their breakfast, pack lunches, pack backpacks, count kids and rush out the door. Then, laundry, dishes, dinner, homework, baths, a couple of praises and a couple of lectures, lots of kisses and the occasional spankings. Then, bedtime and, hopefully, I can get at least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep without an awake child calling me before I start the madness all over again.
So, once more, I ponder if I am good at this and will they remember me as a loving mother who always took really good care of them or a frazzled mess who was always running around like a chicken with its head cut off???
Well, my two older boys answered my question, and, for today, and, hopefully, not ONLY today, the same answer was sweetly listed on both of my home made Valentine's Day cards as "the best mom ever!"
To this best mom ever, it was the BEST feeling ever seeing those kind words on my lovely and heartfelt cards!
I'm sure I will be also remembered fondly as that frazzled mess who flew around everyday of their childhood trying to multi task the best I could, but, for right now in this very moment I am the best mom ever and loving it!