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I Was Not A Supermom Today

I was not a supermom today

Today was a hard day.

Today I woke up early, not my favorite. But I had to be at work before you even wake up. You were asleep in my bed. You crawled in and woke me up in the middle of the night, as you do most nights lately.

You woke up while I was rushing to get ready, and you begged me to lay back down with you. I hate it when I feel guilty for leaving. Plus, your daddy never matches your shoes to your outfit, and I know it’s silly… but I feel better when you match at school.

I still wasn’t feeling so hot at work today.

I didn’t have enough gas in my car to make it all the way to campus today, so I had to get some on the way, and then I was late for class.

I was sick on Tuesday, so I was unaware that we would be having debates in my favorite class and so I was obviously super unprepared. NOT my favorite class today. I hate questioning my intelligence, as I spend a lot of time exercising my brain….exhausting my brain.

There was so much traffic in the parking garage after that particularly horrible class, that I was never going to make to your daycare in time to pick you up. So I panicked and called your dad, and whined about how I was doomed to be a failure because my plate is so overwhelmingly full that sometimes the Grand Canyon seems small.

But our friend picked you guys up for me. And you got to jump on the trampoline while you waited for me. You didn’t mind at all, but I did.

I was not a supermom today

I hate the days that bump up against all of my limits. The ones that remind me that I really can’t do it all, that juggling really isn’t my thing, and that there are really only 24 hours in a day.

Today I yelled too much. I let the little things get to me. I made you peanut butter and jelly for dinner. I microwaved my salmon…and I left all of the dishes in the kitchen.

I usually feel proud that I am a mother, a wife, a full time student, a Guardian ad Litem, and an employee all wrapped up in one busy body. Because sometimes people elect to be just one of those things and it is enough. But days like this one force me to remember that I don’t really get to do my best at any one thing, because I do so many things. And that I have to be okay with that.

At least these days are only one day long, and tomorrow starts anew. I know that my fortunes surely outnumber my grievances, and that even my deepest sources of frustration are blessings denied to many.

I also am sure that my many responsibilities will still be there tomorrow…and I’ll have my cape ready.

i was not a supermom today

 

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  • That is such an amazing way to put it – “These days are only one day long”! I love that! We aren’t all perfect all the time, and even when we feel like failures, someone else aren’t likely to see it that way! Great post 🙂

    • Thank you. I’m certainly never perfect! And life always feels different on the inside than it looks on the outside. Have a good weekend!

  • That is such an amazing way to put it – “These days are only one day long”! I love that! We aren’t all perfect all the time, and even when we feel like failures, someone else aren’t likely to see it that way! Great post 🙂

    • Thank you. I’m certainly never perfect! And life always feels different on the inside than it looks on the outside. Have a good weekend!

  • What a beautiful post. You absolute marvel. You are a superwoman everyday. Every mother is. As a woman I am so proud you are so many things. Honestly do not understand how you are studying and working and being a mother but it’s because YOU ARE a mother that you are so super. I have the greatest respect for you. A beautiful way to share your feelings! ?

    • Yes, being a mom is my superpower. I could never have done it before motherhood! I don’t understand it but its true! Thank you for your kind words!

  • What a beautiful post. You absolute marvel. You are a superwoman everyday. Every mother is. As a woman I am so proud you are so many things. Honestly do not understand how you are studying and working and being a mother but it’s because YOU ARE a mother that you are so super. I have the greatest respect for you. A beautiful way to share your feelings! ?

    • Yes, being a mom is my superpower. I could never have done it before motherhood! I don’t understand it but its true! Thank you for your kind words!

  • Chelsea

    You are a supermom to me! My goodness. You have so many roles and you do your best with each of them. That’s all that your family, kids, work, and ANYONE can ask for. <3

    • Thank you! I think I am possibly one of the most overcommitted people on the planet. lol. Some days are just better at reminding me than others. Have a good weekend!

  • Chelsea

    You are a supermom to me! My goodness. You have so many roles and you do your best with each of them. That’s all that your family, kids, work, and ANYONE can ask for. <3

    • Thank you! I think I am possibly one of the most overcommitted people on the planet. lol. Some days are just better at reminding me than others. Have a good weekend!

  • Katy Ipock

    It’s amazing how one rough day can make everything feel horrible. I am also grateful that “These days are only one day long.” I’m taking that mantra with me. <3

  • Katy Ipock

    It’s amazing how one rough day can make everything feel horrible. I am also grateful that “These days are only one day long.” I’m taking that mantra with me. <3

    • Yes, rough days are something. Take it with you! Glad I could help.

  • Sometimes I think days like this make us all a BETTER mom, it is a reminder that we do not have to to it all, it does not have to be “perfect” and our babies see that we are also people, nit just moms. Thanks for the honesty

    • Honesty is the best policy. 😉 Thanks for reading. You can always count on me to keep it real. lol

  • Sometimes I think days like this make us all a BETTER mom, it is a reminder that we do not have to to it all, it does not have to be “perfect” and our babies see that we are also people, nit just moms. Thanks for the honesty

    • Honesty is the best policy. 😉 Thanks for reading. You can always count on me to keep it real. lol

  • I can totally relate to this!
    Some days I feel so down on myself, but I love the phrase “pressure makes diamonds”
    Thank you!

    • No, thank YOU! I love it too. It’s my mantra on days like this. I’m relieved to see that so many moms can relate. 😀

  • I can totally relate to this!
    Some days I feel so down on myself, but I love the phrase “pressure makes diamonds”
    Thank you!

    • No, thank YOU! I love it too. It’s my mantra on days like this. I’m relieved to see that so many moms can relate. 😀

  • I so get this! I hate the days when my PMS hormones are raging and I snap at my daughter over her being a toddler. Definitely not a supermom, but sometimes we just have to give ourselves grace.

  • I so get this! I hate the days when my PMS hormones are raging and I snap at my daughter over her being a toddler. Definitely not a supermom, but sometimes we just have to give ourselves grace.

  • Rachel Drouant

    You are so right! Each day is just one day long, and you can always start again tomorrow.

  • Rachel Drouant

    You are so right! Each day is just one day long, and you can always start again tomorrow.

  • I love love this, I love that you were brave enough to share this. I think every mother has these days, and it’s so hard to admit that we can’t always be super mom. I hope you week gets easier.
    xoxo
    Katie
    http://beyondtheclothing.com

    • Thanks for reading. I think we all have these days too. I’m relieved to see that so many moms can relate!

  • I love love this, I love that you were brave enough to share this. I think every mother has these days, and it’s so hard to admit that we can’t always be super mom. I hope you week gets easier.
    xoxo
    Katie
    http://beyondtheclothing.com

    • Thanks for reading. I think we all have these days too. I’m relieved to see that so many moms can relate!

  • Christina Boyer

    I absolutely love this post. I feel like this is me too. We always think we can do it all and we hate to admit we can’t but it’s okay. We are all human. You are not alone. Hoping you have a great weekend!!

    • Thanks! I am having a good weekend! That was just one bad day sprinkled in between a bunch of better ones. I hope you’re doing well too!

  • Christina Boyer

    I absolutely love this post. I feel like this is me too. We always think we can do it all and we hate to admit we can’t but it’s okay. We are all human. You are not alone. Hoping you have a great weekend!!

    • Thanks! I am having a good weekend! That was just one bad day sprinkled in between a bunch of better ones. I hope you’re doing well too!

  • jillconyers

    Pressure creates diamonds? Awesome perspective! We’ve all been there right?

  • jillconyers

    Pressure creates diamonds? Awesome perspective! We’ve all been there right?

  • Hil D

    Oh man I feel you. My kids have been eating PB&J a lot too, I keep hitting my limit with no relief in sight. Being a mom can be so hard, but we are all human and posts like this make me feel better and normal to know I am not alone.

    • I’m glad I made you feel less alone. I think we all go through these days and think we’re the worst mothers ever because of them, but actually everyone has them. 🙂

  • Hil D

    Oh man I feel you. My kids have been eating PB&J a lot too, I keep hitting my limit with no relief in sight. Being a mom can be so hard, but we are all human and posts like this make me feel better and normal to know I am not alone.

    • I’m glad I made you feel less alone. I think we all go through these days and think we’re the worst mothers ever because of them, but actually everyone has them. 🙂

  • Shann Eva

    Awe. I had a day like that this week too. I yelled way too much because I was tired myself, but that’s no excuse. Being a mom is definitely really hard, one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. Plus, you have so much other stuff going on. I think you are still Supermom all the time.

    • Thank you, but I certainly don’t do a super job all the time. lol. Us moms are too hard on ourselves sometimes. Glad you got through your bad day and thanks for reminding me that I’m not alone.

  • Shann Eva

    Awe. I had a day like that this week too. I yelled way too much because I was tired myself, but that’s no excuse. Being a mom is definitely really hard, one of the hardest jobs I’ve ever had. Plus, you have so much other stuff going on. I think you are still Supermom all the time.

    • Thank you, but I certainly don’t do a super job all the time. lol. Us moms are too hard on ourselves sometimes. Glad you got through your bad day and thanks for reminding me that I’m not alone.

  • Becky @Disney in your Day

    It happens to everyone, and sounds like you have a ton on your plate! Some days I feel like I just need to get through it and get to the next one. Hope things turn around soon 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment! And sorry for my delayed response. This was just ONE tough day among many better ones, so it wasn’t too bad. 🙂

  • Becky @Disney in your Day

    It happens to everyone, and sounds like you have a ton on your plate! Some days I feel like I just need to get through it and get to the next one. Hope things turn around soon 🙂

    • Thanks for the comment! And sorry for my delayed response. This was just ONE tough day among many better ones, so it wasn’t too bad. 🙂

  • Awww!! There are always going to be days like this! But like you said tomorrow is a new day and you can make it better. Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Awww!! There are always going to be days like this! But like you said tomorrow is a new day and you can make it better. Hope you have a great weekend!

    • Thanks for reading Katie! Sorry about my delayed response!

  • There will always be days like this and it only makes you stronger in the end. They will forget and only remember the good times anyway. You’ll see it as the day from hell, they’ll see it as the day so and so picked them up from day care and they got to jump on the trampoline and eat pb&j’s. It’ll be okay mama <3

    • Aw, thank you for your kinda perspective. <3 You are probably right. 🙂 Thanks for reading and sorry about my late response!

  • There will always be days like this and it only makes you stronger in the end. They will forget and only remember the good times anyway. You’ll see it as the day from hell, they’ll see it as the day so and so picked them up from day care and they got to jump on the trampoline and eat pb&j’s. It’ll be okay mama <3

    • Aw, thank you for your kinda perspective. <3 You are probably right. 🙂 Thanks for reading and sorry about my late response!

  • Carol Deffry Trimmer

    Wow – You are busy! I cannot imagine having that much going on. Be kind to yourself.

    • Thank you! I am usually not such a downer, but sometimes I just let the stress get to my head! Thanks for reading, and sorry about my late response.

  • Carol Deffry Trimmer

    Wow – You are busy! I cannot imagine having that much going on. Be kind to yourself.

    • Thank you! I am usually not such a downer, but sometimes I just let the stress get to my head! Thanks for reading, and sorry about my late response.

  • Connie Gomez

    Such a beautiful reflection. Best thing is yes, our days do start over! You are amazing and I know your children and Husband know that!! <3 Very beautifully stated! -Here from Blog Love Project via FB.

    • Aw, thank you! What a nice thing to say. Thanks for stopping over and sorry about my late response! 🙂

  • Connie Gomez

    Such a beautiful reflection. Best thing is yes, our days do start over! You are amazing and I know your children and Husband know that!! <3 Very beautifully stated! -Here from Blog Love Project via FB.

    • Aw, thank you! What a nice thing to say. Thanks for stopping over and sorry about my late response! 🙂

  • Thank you! I really needed this!

  • Thank you! I really needed this!

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