Friday, June 21, 2013

"Encouragement For Tired Moms"

Today, Aina posted this link on my Facebook.  She was reminded of me when she came across this.

Oh yes it is very me indeed.  Hahahaa

"For the days that we are running on empty."
"For the days that we think everyone else has it altogether." *except us, of course*

The tired mother’s creed
1. I shall not judge my house, my kid’s summer activities or my crafting skills by Pinterest’s standards.

2. I shall not measure what I’ve accomplished today by the loads of unfolded laundry but by the assurance of deep love I’ve tickled into my kids.

3. I shall say “yes” to blanket forts and see past the chaos to the memories we’re building.

4. I shall surprise my kids with trips to get ice cream when they’re already in their pajamas.

5. I shall not compare myself to other mothers, but find my identity in the God who trusted me with these kids in the first place.

6. I shall remember that a messy house at peace is better than an immaculate house tied up in knots.

7. I shall play music loudly and teach my kids the joy of wildly uncoordinated dance.

8. I shall remind myself that perfect is simply a street sign at the intersection of impossible and frustration in Never Never Land.

9. I shall embrace the fact that in becoming a mom I traded perfect for a house full of real. 

10. I shall promise to love this body that bore these three children – out loud, especially in front of my daughter.

11. I shall give my other mother friends the gift of guilt-free friendship.

12. I shall do my best to admit to my people my “unfine” moments.

13. I shall say “sorry” when sorry is necessary.

14. I pray God I shall never be too proud, angry or stubborn to ask for my children’s forgiveness.

15. I shall make space in my grown up world for goofball moments with my kids.

16. I shall love their father and make sure they know I love him.

17. I shall model kind words – to kids and grown-ups alike.

18. I shall not be intimidated by the inside of my minivan – this season of chip bags, goldfish crackers and discarded socks too shall pass.

19. I shall always make time to encourage new moms.

20. I shall not resent that last call for kisses and cups of water but remember instead that when I blink they’ll all be in college.

Thanks, Aina...it did help to make me feel a bit lighter...I still have baskets of laundry to fold but yeah that can wait for a little while.  After all I did sweep the floors, mopped, did laundry, cleaned kitchen, bathed Kaka (and asked the other kids to bathe themselves), got them food....

And now I hope they don't kacau me because I just finished 50 Shades of Grey & now I'm into 50 Shades Darker ;)

8 comments:

lina said...

Dah baca fifty shades tu, abih ke laut la sumer chores. Mihnihmih

Julin Julai said...

After I read this post I remembered I forgot to sidai my laundry today.

And it's already almost 4 pm!

Amilita Zaini said...

Lina, habis ke laut dalam. Now I'm frantically folding some clothes while waiting for Amsyar to eat dinner before I send him for tuition. Ini supaya bila Nadza balik nanti I akan kelihatan sgt domesticated & sibuk. MIhmihmih...!!!

Julin, Kalau basuh 12noon & jemur 4pm, okay lagi tu...just give it another round of rinse, utk menghilangkan apa2 bau hapak, kalau ada. Eh mcm dah biasa buat je I ni erkkk

lina said...

Millie,
Kantoi! HAHAHA

nizamohamed said...

Absolutely lovvvveeeeee this post!!! Came at the right time indeed for me..so many things going on at the same time....thanks for sharing dear...and yup, laundry arini tak buat lagi..:))

Amilita Zaini said...

Kan Niza? I think everyone else (not only moms) have similar situation...tapi biasalah mak sorang ni rasa dia je la yang sibuk entah apa2 ntah hehe

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Amilita Zaini, this coming to you from Canada. Very interesting posting...
Allow me to add, being a full time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in any field, since the payment is pure love.

And a mother is a never ending song in our heart of comfort, happiness, and being. We may sometimes forget the words, but we always remember the tune.
Selamat berpuasa, and keep a song in your heart.
Lee.

Amilita Zaini said...

Hi Uncle Lee & thanks for dropping by again!
Every time I feel stressed at home especially with the kids, I remind myself that I would have stress if I am a fulltime working mom also. And I remind myself of my friends who are in the corporate world, who wished they are home with their kids. Yes I forget sometimes...but I do remember :)
Thanks for your comforting words Lee. Take care!

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