To the mom who is only good at being mom
I read a post in my feed a while back that has weighed heavily on my mind. It was something that I could relate to on a daily basis. A mom was asking for emotional support, this mother was feeling like all she was good at is being a mom. Sure she knew she was an amazing top notch mom, one of the best! Even still, she couldn’t shake that feeling that “mom” was all she was good for from day to day.
In the same boat?
I I have felt this way too many times to count. I am a full time mom and somehow this is all I am good at and all I will ever be good at. Yup,know many moms are in this same boat. So why would all of us crazy good moms not feel like we are good for anything else? After days of pondering I have come to a conclusion of my own.
Where pondering brings me
My first step was to look up the definition of “mom”
MOM- A persons mother. Or MOTHER- one’s female parent.
Really???? The person who wrote this definition couldn’t possibly have been a mom. A mom, or mother, are so much more then these few words explain. And I think that this definition describes what most of us moms feel like. I am just a mom.
You are so much more. You are
- a chef
- a seamstress
- a caretaker
- a friend
- a boss
- a nurse
- a cosmetologist
- a comforter
- a teacher
- a psychologist
- a photographer
- a chauffeur
- a maid
- a gardener
I have only named a few. The list could go on. So yes, a mom you may be. But if you really add up what a mother can do you have a bit of every profession wrapped into one incredible, beautiful, talented, human being.
How to want to get back into the mom roll
You may be thinking I just don’t get it. I couldn’t possibly be feeling the kind of low you are feeling. Believe me, I have been there. I have wanted to not take up my mom responsibilities for a day. And this could be what you need. Leave the kids with Daddy, grandma, or a sitter and make some time for yourself to be the non-mom version of yourself. This can have you wanting to go back to that amazing mom roll.
So if you are are feeling like you are only good at being a “mom” than that is pretty amazing.
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