Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Want To Be That Mom

So, we've all been there (if you haven't, then more power to you).

I'm standing in line at the supermarket, and I glance back and this is what I see.

A beautiful mom, hair intact, perfect make-up dressed to the nines. The cute, angelic baby resting quietly on her hip looks fit for an Anne Geddes photo shoot. Her little girl sitting peacefully and happily appears like a mirage…is she actually reading a book?...she can't be more then 4 years old....her red bow matches her red shoes.

I think to myself.....I want to be that mom!

That mom that you see around town that seems to have it all together.

That mom who is able to keep her kids from wiping their nose on their shirt or who somehow is able to make them follow her like obedient little ducklings while strolling through the mall......and still looking like she's going to the Oscars.

The truth is though, at one moment in time, we've all been that mom.

You're sitting at the restaurant with your three kids. They're quietly sitting and coloring on the place mats (thank goodness for those crayons and place mats). You think to yourself, “Wow, I really got it together”...(then you stop yourself from thinking that because you know you've just jinxed yourself).
Then all hell breaks loose and the 2 year old starts sucking on the salt shaker!

The point is, for that split second, some mom might have been looking at you thinking to herself, “I want to be that mom.”

So, my new year's resolution is to take all those split seconds, when I feel like I have it all under control, wrap them up in nice little boxes with matching bows, and put them on my shelf to remind myself that in fact I am THAT mom.

Happy New Year!


  1. and those might be the very kids that act out at school cause they can't be real at home!! steph

  2. I can hear your voice when I'm reading your words! You are exactly right, you are that mom at certain moments... the key is to appreciate those moments as well as the moments when normalcy prevails and Joseph is sucking on the salt shaker. - Jill Doug