To be quite frank, i can barely get myself put together in the morning, and more times than not, i am a hot mess! i'm a hot tempered, patience lacking, HOT MESS!
Ever been there? Maybe putting a little extra care in getting ready so none of the crazy seeps through. it's not that i'm not a good mother, or love my children any less than any other mom, i just get fed up!
Want to know a secret, . . .i'm not alone, (i see you nodding).
No one told us that once we became parents, we were hopping on the crazy train express,(with no stops). And i don't know about you, but i certainly wasn't warned that i would never pee alone, (if i had, i might have enjoyed it more).
i also, never was told how much my heart would fill to hear those words, "i love you mommy". Or to hear my 5 year old pray quietly by himself in his room, asking God to help him not be scared. To hear my oldest tell his friend not to be so hard on himself, explaining that his life won't be so happy if he always is mean to himself.
i don't say these things to brag about my kids, or out of pride, but out of thanksgiving to Jesus, because without him it wouldn't be.
God chose you, (YES YOU!), to be your child's parent! And He doesn't make mistakes. You aren't perfect, and thats ok! You aren't going to give every right answer, and there are going to be toys on the floor, but so what! Forgive yourself, and enjoy the moments with your children. You don't have the bathroom to yourself, but someday all that will be left is memories of their little fingers under the door.
So if you see me with a little extra make up on, say a pray, cause from one hot mess to another, i probably need it.