Saturday, February 7, 2009

Deserving Mom

Yes, I'm surprised and feeling quite modest about receiving this Mom of the Year Award from (Thanks, Annie)

Here are the official rules:1) Admit that ONE thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are NO LONGER allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!2) To remind yourself that you ARE a good mom, list SEVEN things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself of EVERY DAY that you rock!3) Send this to FIVE other Moms of the Year that deserve forgiveness and a reminder that they, too, are the best moms they can be!!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you!"

Here is my NO, NO...I am at home attempting to get my two younger boys ready for bed and manage my oldest son's homework completion after a long day of working with my high school students that have special needs. The huge amount of patience that God gives me has already been tapped out though, which really presents a problem. I'm sticking it out because Kent is barfing (stomach flu) and not able to jump in and share the duty. Which brings me back to the real subject matter, Sam and his ability to avoid homework. Sam can entertain himself in a sound proof room with nothing but a desk, chair, homework and pencil. So, even if the environment is perfect for on task behavior Sam may prove you wrong. He is extremely intelligent and bright but just does not find it real necessary to get much of his work done during the school day. Many weekday evenings are spent battling assignment completion. Sam is the best at bringing the worst out in me. He can have me gritting my teeth and handing out threats in no time. Before I know it I've got a three ring circus going on in my home. So, yes once again I got sucked in and yelled, screamed, and made a big fool of myself. I look back now and want to cry for the both of us because my yelling and threats don't get either one of us anywhere. FYI, Sam and I have made up and all is well once again. There is an emergency plan in place and progress is being made.1. Sam has awesome hugs and he knows when I need them.

2. Sam and I love eachother unconditionally

3. This is a dress rehersal for Sam's grown up life he needs to learn from his mistakes now instead of later when the consequences are huge

4. Sam has intellegence and can learn to manage his time wisley if given structure, organization and loving encouragement

5. I relive my childhood through my kids

6. I'm Queen of our Castle and my Prince Charmings are full of nothing but love for me!

7. My boys are mini Kent's... just stepping back and watching the whole Father/Son interaction stirs my heart

I'm passing the Mother of the Year Award to ...Rachael @


Shannon said...

Sam reminds me so much of Marissa, the freckles, the intelligence that needs a little guidance, even their silly little sense of humor. All your boys have a warm place in M and M's hearts. They love their boy cousins! Kim, you are a GREAT mom! That working full time and full time mom gig is a tough one.

Mom said...

Of course, I think that you deserve this award. But seriously, you are a great Mom. Sensitive, loving and never too serious to take time out to be goofy with the boys.

It is hard to have anything left after divying yourself out to everyone else. I am glad that you have seen the value in taking the time to stay both healthy and beautiful.

I raise a glass to many more years of being a "good Mom."