Wednesday, June 24, 2009

sometimes

Sometimes you spend a full hour trying everything to get your baby to sleep, except the most intuitive solution, at which point you realize she is hungry.

Sometimes you clip a chunk out of her tiny little thumb while trying to trim her fingernails.

Sometimes you spend all morning staring at the computer instead of relishing every moment of her fleeting infancy.

Sometimes you watch placidly as she slowly teeters backward to collide headlong with the floor. You wonder why you just stood there.

Sometimes you just never get around to actually strapping her baby seat safely to the chair.

Sometimes you even warm up her food in a plastic bowl in the microwave.

Did you know, just the same, that you are a good mother?

6 comments:

Beth @ Red and Honey said...

Wow, it's like you're speaking directly to me. Weird. And thanks... for the much-needed reminder!

Laurie said...

Yup, I've been there on just about all of these and, yup, I felt the mommy guilt. It's good to know we all have our days!

Mom said...

And, yup, you're a very good mother.

marta said...

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Clever Karen said...

Hi Meghan. I found my way here via your twitter follow. I enjoyed reading some of your thoughtful and fun and creative posts - still a good writer, just like in 3rd grade!

Kim said...

wow, i think i did all of these just TODAY! thanks for the reminder... i really needed it today.
found your blog thru marta's blog. enjoyed reading your posts. :)