Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Imperfect and Proud!

Obviously there is no such thing as perfect mother. This is due partly to the fact that we are all humans, and partly due to the fact that it's all objective anyway... what seems really good to one mother may seem awful to another. I've decided to not only accept the fact that I am not a perfect mother, but to be proud of that fact. So here it is... a partial list of some of the reasons I am not perfect:

1. I don't always make the bed.
2. Clutter is ok in my book.
3. My child does not always eat organic. Sometimes, she even eats (GASP!) McDonalds.
4. I don't ban junk food. Moderation, people!
5. Some people may believe that the fact that I do not spank or believe in spanking makes me imperfect, but I actually think this a good thing!
6. I have tattoos which means, of course, my daughter will grow up to be a hooligan like me.
7. I let her listen to regular music, including some rock, punk, etc.
8. I didn't spend 2 million dollars so she could go to the Hannah Montana concert.
9. I didn't teach her sign language when she was a baby. (I did, however, try those baby mozart CD's... a lot of good that did since she now wants more than anything to play the electric guitar and currently owns her very own drum set...)
10. She is allowed to watch TV. Again, Moderation!
11. Sometimes, I DO give in to whining.
12. Sometimes, I will let her argue her point with me. She will make a wonderful lawyer someday, I'm sure.
13. She can't carry a tune to save her life, but desperatly wants to be a rock star when she grows up..well, that and an astronaut... but I have yet to tell her the truth about her talent or lackthereof. I have visions of her making a fool of herself on American Idol someday.
14. Sometimes when we go out in public her hair is messy and her socks don't match.

I'm sure there's more, but this list is a pretty good start, don't ya think?


kgirl said...

yup, you suck alright ;)

thanks for coming by my place - hope you'll stop in again, but i'm warning you - our socks don't match and the milk isn't always organic.

HomeSlice said...

wow - all along i was doing those things, and thinking i was perfect myself :-) great entry . . .

Manda2774 said...

Awesome! So you arent perfect and you have a happy kid? How did that happen?!?!

Susan said...

Ahh...thanks for your kind comment on my site, and know that I will definitely be stopping by here again. I love imperfect moms like myself--especially ones who would rather quote Sylvia Plath than make beds or hunt down organic milk!

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my place.

14 things? That's the best that you could do? You are currently looking like mother of the year compared to me. Oy!