I was overwhelmed the other day. All 4 kids were crying and I just threw my hands up and joined them. I kept thinking to myself: “Shouldn’t I have this down by now? Shouldn’t I be able to handle the kids better?” And for a moment I questioned if I was a good mother.
My kids are sweet, really they are, but there’s 4 of them all under 6 years old. And it is hard to be a full-time mother. I’m guessing other mothers feel this way at one time or another. (Do they?) I’m banking on the idea that it will get easier as the kids get older. (Will it?) I’m hoping that was just a weak moment and those feelings were born out of sleep deprivation and post-partum hormones. (What if it wasn’t????)
Do you ever question your mothering skills? How do you lift your spirits and encourage yourself while taking on the challenge of the most important endeavor in the world?
Go ahead and leave some advice on bolstering your confidence as a mother. I could use some mom-to-mom support about now.