It’s the last day of school before Christmas break! I am running around like a crazy person with way too many thing to get done. I still need teacher gifts, I still need Christmas presents, I still need a lot more sleep! Yes, I am talking about myself and all of you other moms out there, just trying to make it through these last weeks before the kids are home full time and everyone expects more from you.
On the way to the last day of school my son turned to me in the car and said “I need a gift for teacher A, I texted him last week and he likes xyz.” Now this teacher has helped my son tremendously and because of that, me also. I owe him more than I could ever repay. I wish I could afford to get him a plane ticket to Tahiti but, two minutes before we pull up to school the only thing I have is crumbs from my kids snacks that are mixed with salt from the snowy ground.
Our Christmas tree is still not up. My husband will probably put it up today, the last day before Christmas break, and then feel like he has healed mankind. I will then carry up all the boxes, put up the lights and then rearrange the ornaments after my youngest puts them all on the very bottom branches. Some of the kids will want to help probably…
After the tree is finished I will finish all of the Christmas shopping, wrap the presents, and all other Christmas details. What I will not hear is thank you. People will not stand up and applaud when I finally manage to go through all of the summer clothes in my four kids drawers and sort into to piles of keep, donate, sell. They will not be impressed with how clean the house is (ok so its not clean but its hard to image how bad it would be if I stopped doing the cleaning I do now). There will be no news report about the mom who gave everything she had for her family this season.
Recently another mom told me that you should point out to people that you are responsible for the good things that are happening in your kids lives. “That A my daughter just made in her Chemistry class is totally because I am a good mom” is what I should be saying to everyone. “The free throw my son made at the game last week is all thanks to his mom:)” You get the idea.
So I am sending this message out to all you tired moms. You are totally Awesome! Your families are so lucky to have you! You should go hide in the bathtub and pretend that you are on vacation at a spa. If your children were successful do something good this holiday season make sure to proclaim loudly that it was all because of you! I hope that one day our children will see how blessed they are to have us.
Merry Christmas moms everywhere.