Parenting is tough work. 24/7, 365, there is never a “day off,” and as a result…we miss things. We forget important dates, overlook homework folders, and miss deadlines more often than we’d like to admit. But this mama isn’t having it – when she forgot to send her child to school with something for class, she put the story online to encourage other parents instead of putting herself down.
Chopped celery. That’s what I’m driving to my son’s school today. Why? Because I don’t look in his folder. I missed that he needed to bring chopped celery to school today, and I have no idea why he needs it, but he does. So I’m driving it to him praying that he gets it on time.
I miss things.
My kids don’t always have clean socks.
We ate at Wendy’s last night.
I forget to RSVP to parties.
We never have cash when we need it.
My kid doesn’t always have his coat.
There might be Halloween candy in their lunches.
I sign without reading sometimes.
And I don’t always check my kids folders.
But…..I love them. And I work dang hard for them. And I’m banking on the fact that 20 years from now, they won’t remember that their mom forgot the chopped celery. I am praying they remember how hard I fought for them everyday to have a good life…one where they know they are fiercely loved no matter what.”
And parents who read it have one thing to say: “thank you.” We can’t be perfect, but we can try – and its the trying that counts the most, in the eyes of the children.
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