This week’s topic from MumTurnedMom is ‘the mistakes we make’. This really spoke to me. I have made my share of mistakes. I think that I am my worst critic. Especially as a mother. Mothers are continually bombarded with issues of parenting perfection. The perfectly cleaned house. The perfectly made meal. Those perfect homemade cupcakes and the perfectly made craft project. All whilst wearing the perfect outfit with the perfectly styled hair.
Sit down, ladies. I have something to tell you. You see, there is no perfection. There is trying, and doing your best. And mistakes. A whole lot of mistakes. But it doesn’t really matter. As long as you try your best at parenting. As long as you love and protect your children. It is okay to make mistakes. Your children don’t care if the house is clean. They don’t care if you’ve warmed up fish fingers and peas or if you’ve steamed sea bass on a bed of spinach. They don’t care about the dust on your skirting boards. They don’t even care if you wear a messy ponytail every day.
Your child probably does care about the crafts and the cupcakes, though. But they can actually be a bit rubbish, and he/she will still think they are amazing. That’s the beauty of children. They see the best in things. They don’t see the mistakes. They notice the time you have put in. They notice the attention you have given them. So put down the mop, cast aside the hair straighteners. Grab a glitter glue stick and make your child’s day.