Any mom that states she is the perfect mom is fooling only herself. For you see, we never are perfect, in others eyes , and , sometimes by our own standards. I like to think I am, but I do so in hopes my children will follow my guidelines for parenting. That's not working. When you are up all night making a last minute costume for school, you think; "wow, I did it, I wanna see some other mom do this!", and it is done, some other mom, whips up the same costume, but with much better detail and fit. This mom knows she has out done the other moms, revels in her glory, because she bakes, cooks, volunteers, runs her home, works and everything else under the sun, all the while never showing fear or defeat.
I will be the first to say, I am not perfect, for if I was, my house would be clean, dinner would be 6 every night, and my kids would listen. Tonight, I decided on Hamburger Helper, something I have been making for years, I still have to read the directions! Same with taco night, directions, as with cakes, cookies and what ever else I decide to feed my family of 9. A perfect mom can fix a "Sunday" dinner at the drop of a dime, I can prepare all I want and still, when it's time to begin, I am running around like a chicken with it's head cut off!
I am the Mom who can make a well thought schedule, to do list and grocery list; hours I will spend pouring over these things, editing them and re writing, you know what? Doesn't happen. Why? Because one person in my home is the proverbial "monkey wrench"; be it a kid or spouse, illness or appts, my goals are shot out of the water. I home school my 4 and 6 yo and run a pretty busy house hold( 9 total) , I am waiting for a response from Michelle Duggar, I want to know how she does it, because this Momma can't keep it together. I need a nanny, an assistant and a maid. Most people home school according to their school systems hours, me, I begin at 11 am; I know what you are thinking ; laziness! I'll explain later, my kids have a reserved room at the local Er, their Dr. waits for me to call with the next problem, meanwhile I'm waiting for my opening at the nut house. Remember Mom's, we are not perfect nor should we claim to be or act it, for you will never be who you want to be to your family, Queen. We are just Mom, on call 24/7 with no coffee breaks and a few bladder infections here there( holding it in when life beckons) ,so be yourself, human.
* I have 6 kids, 2 to 22, an adult sister and my spouse along with me make 9.