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Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Best. 1.

It's completely predictable yet somehow, someway there is no way around it.

I pride myself on timeliness, yet I can't think of anything farther than the truth somedays.

I notice the clock on the stove reads 11:15 and I stare down at my pajama clad self, H dressed but covered in remnants from lunch and E, whose ponytail is sliding out of her hair and face needs a good scrubbing.

In an hour, it is over and we hop into the van halfway presentable and soon we find ourselves waiting in the preschool drop off line.

And then I notice that his shoes are on the wrong feet, and his undershirt on backwards sticking out beneath his shirt and his teeth as he kisses me, missed the toothbrush this morning.

I halfheartedly joke with the mom next to me and she agrees saying; At least you made it here.

I drive home listening to E hum herself to sleep and again am struck by the fact that I'll be transferring her to bed from the carseat. No time for books or a song or even a good little rock in the chair

And there is guilt there. Though I know there shouldn't be.

At least she's napping. I tell myself as I walk her inside and lay her sweet limp body down.

It's not perfect, this motherhood thing, but that's the beauty of it, isn't it? It's being real and it's trying and it's doing the best I can.

...More thoughts to come on this another day soon...

9 Comments:

Blogger Becky said...

You are such a great mom! And those kids of your love you and are happy. Pat yourself on the back instead of issuing out the guilt.

That's what Dooce and I think anyway. Right Dooce? (she's reading over my shoulder as she just got us a fresh cup of coffee...)

January 14, 2010 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

We are always are harshest critic. Cut yourself a little slack, have a bit of chocolate and get ready for some fun when her nap is over! :)

January 14, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Blogger LutherLiz said...

That should read...

We are always OUR harshest critic.

Sheesh.

January 14, 2010 at 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a Great Mommy !! Relax and enjoy your quite time. She will be awake before you know it!! And H. so what about the T-shirt and teeth brushing he is a boy, It's ok..
Love You all
Auntie Laurie

January 14, 2010 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger GMS said...

Thanks for blogging the things that keep it "real".

January 14, 2010 at 4:35 PM  
Blogger Broken 4 Love said...

Great piece of writing :)
I love the descriptions.

January 15, 2010 at 2:50 AM  
Blogger amanda said...

that is the beauty of it friend. trying everyday to get it right - knowing there is no such thing :)

January 15, 2010 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger Boy Crazy said...

You have just described me to a T. :)

My mom told me when my first was a baby - If you're not having fun, you're doing something wrong.

Translate - take it easy on yourelf. Love your kids, have fun and don't worry about the 'shoulds'.

xo elizabeth

January 15, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Adventures In Babywearing said...

Sounds all too familiar. :)

Steph

January 16, 2010 at 3:06 PM  

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