…we feel like a chaotic mess of underwear and mismatched socks scattered across the bedroom floor.
And that’s just how we roll here at House of Rose.
I wish I could tell you that I am a perfect mother who wakes up at 5:00 am every morning to read her bible, slaves in the kitchen to have the kids a homemade breakfast ready for when they wake, sits at the dining room table for a family breakfast, has each child dressed in the cutest clothes for school, and is out the door 15 minutes early dressed in my best with full makeup. Ha!
I would say it’s more like this…
I wake up when I hear the baby crying on the monitor (and not a minute sooner). To be honest, I usually let him cry for just a few minutes while I at least get my teeth brushed. Sorry. A mom with bad breath is worse than a mom that let’s her baby cry.
As far as trying to read my bible in the early morning hours? I love God, but I also love my sleep. One of these days I am going to have the discipline to worship in the morning before anyone is awake. One day. Just not tomorrow.
Breakfast? My kids usually grab a granola bar on the way to the car as I am yelling at them to hurry up or we are going to be late. Sitting in the car seat to eat your breakfast is better than not serving breakfast at all right?!?
My 4 year old STILL refuses to dress himself so yes, that means I have 3 kids to dress instead of 2. Not only that, but you have to chase the 2 year old around the house and then double team him to get him to sit still for longer than 60 seconds while you throw some clothes on him. And most of the time…no they don’t match and he will have them back off within 3 minutes if you don’t immediately strap him in the car seat.
My attire? Let’s just say that this morning I was so frazzled that I forgot to put on underwear. I’m not kidding although I wish I was because even though no one knows when your not wearing underwear…I still secretly feel like they can see through my pants.
So no, I am not a perfect mother. I am far far from a perfect mother. I like to call my mommy skills a “work-in-progress”. I have lots of things I need to improve.
It’s a good thing God’s grace is on me. And it’s funny how even after my morning goes a little whacko-macko…sometimes I still feel like a superhero.
Do you ever feel like even after you have failed…at least you finished?
One thing I never forget to do as a mom is to tell my boys I love them before I drop them off.
Afterall, isn’t love enough? Who needs matching socks and eggs and bacon if you have LOVE?!?!
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