Yesterday, I asked each of my kids a question that could have some really hard to hear answers.
"What can Mommy do to be a better Mommy for you?"
I wasn't sure what answers I would get. I feel like I haven't been the best Mommy lately. I'm quick to yell, I'm worn thin, I'm tired, I'm stretched in too many directions. I'm not as patient and loving and fun as I'd like to be.
But that's in my eyes.
I expected to hear things like...
I want you to yell less.
I want you to hug me more.
I want you to be around more.
Things that would be hard to hear but, in my eyes, realistic. I want to yell less. I want to hug more. I want to be around more.
The words that came from my beautiful children... put a smile on my face and warmed my heart and made me laugh.
I think I passed my job reviews with my little managers.
"You could be a better Mommy if you gave us more ice cream!"
I must be doing something right- in their eyes.