The Post in Which I Admit Defeat and Realize I Will Never Be Martha Stewart6:50 AM
While I was browsing other blogger's website yesterday and secretly hating them for their domesticated ways, I started to feel guilty. There are some truly awesome women out there who were born with this innate ability to take homemaking to a competitive sport level. I say this in the nicest possible way, because I of course admire these women. I however, realize I am not one of them. That is why there are few recipes on my blog, it is light on interior decorating posts, but it is loaded with humor. Let's get something straight, I was not cut out to make adorable little Bento box lunches for the boys, I will never knit them an entire wardrobe with my bare hands and they would probably kill me in my sleep if I did, but that is just the way it is. I am never going to be a perfect mom and that's okay.
Parenthood isn't about being perfect. Just because I am not a domestic diva does not mean that my children are not loved and taken care of. I just accomplish this in a different way. The point of this post is not to knock the great homemaking women of the word, the goal is to support those whose homemaking habits are lacking. My house is clean, my kids eat three meals a day, have clean clothes and plenty of fun. At the end of the day, that is a success. I used to feel down and upset thinking about the things other moms could accomplish that I just wasn't doing. Like I wasn't putting in enough effort for my chidren. The truth is though, everyone is different, has a different life, responsibilities and a different set of things they have to do each day. Just because I am not able to do these things for my children and be the perfect homemaker does not make me any less of a parent or a woman.
So, if you are a mom who feels less than super when you gaze upon the domestic skills of others, don't. Hold your head up and walk proud, because you are just as good a mom and woman in your own way. That is unless you sit on the couch all day eating bon bons and wasting time, then you may be able to try a little harder.
Oh yeah, and if you want to get a look at some of those truly adorable bento boxes, have a look at Rachel's blog. She is utterly domestic. :)