Yep, I'm that
When I was a young person, before marriage, before
children, before becoming a homeowner, I used to say, "I will NEVER
be that mom and I will never wear mom
I obviously knew nothing about anything because
with every passing day I am becoming everything that I said I
That mom who is constantly taking
photos and sharing them with anyone who will glance at
That mom who is an emotional basket
case and cries at every milestone of her child's life, out of both
sadness and pride.
That mom who asks her child(ren) a
million and one questions including but not limited to, "How was
school?" "What did you do today?" "Who did you sit with on the
bus?" "Did you eat all your lunch?" "Did you turn in your
That mom who tip-toes into her kids'
rooms each night to check on them one last time.
That mom who cheers, "Go Big Blue!" a
little too loudly at all the soccer games.
That mom who kisses her kids at the
That mom who takes every safety
That mom who hangs up the kids'
artwork all over the house.
That mom who expects manners and good
behavior at all times.
That mom who has a time limit on video
That mom who requires the eating of
the vegetables before dessert is allowed.
At times I am no fun. At times I am overprotective.
At times I am embarrassing. At times I am a nerd.
My younger self would be so ashamed of
However if loving my kids unconditionally,
protecting them fearlessly, caring for them selflessly and teaching
them diligently means being that mom, I
can deal with it.
But, I will NEVER wear mom jeans!
Erin Skibinski is a mom of three living in Frankfort.
See more of Erin's stories here.
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