Today my mom, my daughter and I were sitting around the table when in conversation I said “it’s not like I’m the perfect mom or anything.”
Without hesitation, 6 year old Lilu piped up: “but you ARE the perfect mom.” Her statement caught me off guard — it was so genuine and so unexpected.
Six little words from a six year old might not seem like much, but that simple moment changed everything for me.
Those six little words made me pause to think. It was then I realized — I AM the perfect mom.
YOU are the perfect mom.
Even if your kid doesn’t consciously say it, it’s because they inherently know it. You are the perfect mom because you are THEIR mom.
Every day you do the best you can to teach, entertain, love, and protect. From the moment you wake up until you (finally!) lie down to sleep, your life revolves around these little people.
You might not think so, but just as you love them more than they will ever know, they appreciate you more than you will ever realize.
So on those tough days where big sis is tired and moody after a long day at school
and the baby cries for hours because her new teeth hurt
and the house is a mess
and you feel like you just barely made it until bedtime without locking yourself in the bedroom and hiding
— just remember —
YOU are the PERFECT mom, and that is the best compliment you can ever receive.