My mom used to tell us that, “Sarcasm is a waste of energy.” I find it best to say that phrase with a very pained expression and lethargy in your voice for maximum sarcastic effect.
I adore a good bit of sarcasm.
What I have had more than enough of is guilt.
And, yes, Mom, I *am* talking to you! And all of the moms out there who read this. Let go of the guilt. None of us will do this job perfectly. And even on our best days, we will make mistakes. Put on your big girl panties and let the guilt go! You *will* not have perfect children. And you will never be a perfect mom. Who would want that anyhow?
Mommy, you did a wonderful job. My memories are filled with laughter and fun and games and trips. And, even a few of your “mistakes”. I hope that as you watch me parent my children, you see a little bit of yourself–both the ups and the downs. I’m not a perfect adult and I know that there are things here or there that you wish and dream for me that aren’t happening, but I really do hope that you do feel some pride. You gave me love and support and a great role model.
Thanks for coming to see us… And, hopefully, the next time you read my blog, you’ll get a smile knowing how much we love and adore you.