I’m That Mom

I Am That Mom

I’m that mom who is probably checking her phone while I’m “watching” my kids at their evening activities.

I’m that mom who forgets to limit her children’s screen time because honestly I’m enjoying the quiet it means for me!

I’m that mom who allows her picky eater to have a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner because I want to enjoy my own meal not battle him to get him to eat!

I’m that mom who always has her camera handy to catch a moment, but stinks at organizing the photos so I’m hard pressed to find the one I want when I am looking for it!

I’m that mom who sacrifices, scrimps, and saves so my children can participate in the extra activities they love because I believe it’s good for them to be active!

I’m that mom who doesn’t really care if you approve of my parenting or not.

I’m that mom who is lousy at reminding her kids to wear their bike helmets but won’t even consider backing out of the driveway until every one of us is buckled in.

I’m that mom who lets her son wear shorts to school when it’s just a little too chilly, because I get tired of trying to convince him it’s too chilly and decide to let him learn for himself.

I’m that mom who won’t let her daughter wear pants/shorts with writing across the ass because frankly I don’t want you staring at her ass!

I’m that mom who makes friends with the other parents at my kids activities so I have someone to talk with.

I’m that mom who thinks Disney channel programming is a secret plot to drive all mother’s crazy.

I’m that mom who is glad my kids never wanted to learn to play an instrument.

I’m that mom who teaches her kids to laugh-at themselves, at each other, at life, at everything.  Because life is better when you’re laughing.

I’m that mom who loves when my teen and preteen want to sit on my lap…even though they are far too big!

I’m that mom who is amazed that my children are as awesome, amazing, creative, talented and funny as they are, and sometimes wonders how I got so lucky?

I’m that mom that if you mess with my kids, or hurt them in any way, will transform into the biggest, baddest mama bear you have ever imagined.

More important than any of those things, I am exactly the right mom for my children.  They are exactly the right children for me.  I screw stuff up, so do they.  I teach them things, and they teach me things.  I fall down, and I get back up.  They fall down, I help them up.

I’m that Mom.

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27 Comments on I’m That Mom

    • Angela
      April 21, 2014 at 9:42 PM (3 months ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  1. OutmannedMommy
    April 21, 2014 at 10:22 PM (3 months ago)

    Yeah, me too…We must be doing something right ;-)

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    • Angela
      April 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM (3 months ago)

      Agreed! If only because we can’t possibly get it ALL wrong??!!

      Reply
  2. Amber Day Hicks
    April 22, 2014 at 8:05 AM (3 months ago)

    me too! feeling this too. (btw thanks for sharing the sickness. ..lol) XO!

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 22, 2014 at 11:22 AM (3 months ago)

      You should always wash your hands after visiting my website to avoid spreading of germs. :)

      Reply
  3. katbiggie
    April 22, 2014 at 1:21 PM (3 months ago)

    I am that mom too and I couldn’t be different if I tried! Besides, no mother is perfect! :-)

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM (3 months ago)

      I wouldn’t even know where to begin!

      Reply
  4. Lisa @ The Golden Spoons
    April 22, 2014 at 9:11 PM (3 months ago)

    I am that mom,too – no perfect, but perfect for my kids! :-)

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM (3 months ago)

      God doesn’t make mistakes, we got exactly the babies we were meant to raise…sometimes we learn from them, sometimes they learn from us!

      Reply
  5. themomcafe
    April 22, 2014 at 10:21 PM (3 months ago)

    BRAVO!!!! I AM THAT MOM TOO!!! And soooo much more… aren’t we all? IM-perfect and perfectly purposed for our children.

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM (3 months ago)

      Imperfections breeds perfection!

      Reply
  6. Katie @ Pick Any Two
    April 23, 2014 at 12:56 PM (3 months ago)

    YEP, ME TOO! I’m an imperfect mom for an imperfect kid…which actually means I’m a perfect mom for a perfect kid. It all works out somehow. :)

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM (3 months ago)

      Exactly! Our imperfections fit together just like pieces of a puzzle. :)

      Reply
  7. Veronica Lee
    April 24, 2014 at 10:18 AM (3 months ago)

    I am totally that mom too! Imperfectly perfect for my kids.
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club.
    Have a nice day

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM (3 months ago)

      I love when I write a post like this and instead of getting the response I expect which would be “wow you suck” I get dozens of replies saying “ME TOO”

      Reply
  8. fromthegardentable
    April 24, 2014 at 10:17 PM (3 months ago)

    I absolutely love this post! I’m right there with you!

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 25, 2014 at 11:23 AM (3 months ago)

      I am so glad you are! I’d hate to be here all alone! :)

      Reply
    • Angela
      April 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM (3 months ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  9. vitatrain4life
    April 25, 2014 at 1:06 PM (3 months ago)

    Sounds just right! Keep on going mama…

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 26, 2014 at 7:01 PM (3 months ago)

      Thanks!

      Reply
  10. normaleverydaylife
    April 25, 2014 at 1:41 PM (3 months ago)

    Great list! Love the instrument part. Sometimes I feel guilty about that, but I squash it right back down! :) #LOBS

    Reply
  11. Lana
    April 25, 2014 at 5:11 PM (3 months ago)

    Stopping by from LOBS. Love this list! You’ve got lucky kids. Have a great weekend!

    Reply
    • Angela
      April 25, 2014 at 6:31 PM (3 months ago)

      Hi Lana, thanks for visiting!!

      Reply
  12. Debbie Roberts
    April 26, 2014 at 9:15 AM (3 months ago)

    I found your post at the Ladies Only Blog link up.

    I can relate to so many of your I am that Mum things. When my two were little I remember thinking things like they’ve watched enough telly now, but maybe just a little longer won’t hurt and to be honest it never did!

    I was that Mu who had the camera in her bag, but rarely took a photo – don’t ask me why!

    And learning to laugh at ourselves should be taught in schools as well as at home! I am that Mum who believes that we should learn to laugh at ourselves before we learn to laugh at anything else. After all life is too short to take ourselves seriously.

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    • Angela
      April 26, 2014 at 7:01 PM (3 months ago)

      Thanks Debbie!

      Reply
  13. Stephanie
    April 27, 2014 at 10:46 AM (3 months ago)

    Loved this! Exactly right – and extra-totally with you on the instrument thing.

    Reply

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