- “Did you lose weight?”
- “You look much younger.”
- “You’re a good mom.”
I’m going to venture a guess at your answer, and tell you something you need to hear:
If you’re pushing the double stroller up the hill for the fifth time today because there’s bad juju in the house that makes otherwise wonderful children behave like Lyndsay Lohan at an arraignment, you’re a good mom.
If you’re battling the school system for the classroom aide your child needs but they clearly don’t want to pay for, you’re a good mom.
If you’re wandering aimlessly around the mall mumbling to yourself because you finally got an afternoon without the baby and you don’t know what else to do, you’re a good mom.
If you’re Skyping home from a business trip, improvising a puppet show starring tiny shampoo bottles and your cell phone, you’re a good mom.
If you’re hiding in the bathroom texting your sister words like “stressed” and “vacation” and “hamster on the loose,” you’re a good mom.
If you’re standing on a sideline in the rain watching what can loosely be defined as “soccer” but really, is more like “a dozen or so kids swarming the ball at once while the goalies pick dandelions,” you’re a good mom.
You’re a good mom….really.
Also, you look much younger and, did you lose weight?
Order Jen Singer’s “You’re a Good Mom” today. It’ll make you feel good.