I’m Not a Good Quarantine Mom

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I’m not a good quarantine mom.

There are no school charts. No chore charts. No stickers for rewards. And no fancy math sheets printed off of Pinterest.

There’s been more screen time than normal (ah, normal. remember normal?). There’s been more movies, more television shows, and (way) more video games.

There’s been snacks. Oh, so many snacks.

Because breakfast will now forever be known as the ‘grab whatever you want’ meal, and some days?

Well, some days lunch and dinner just melt together (melted like cheese in a bowl after getting nuked for twenty seconds. Don’t ask me how I know).

There’s been frustrations. There’s been anger.

There’s been tears (both from the littles, and from the adults). There’s been the locking of bathroom doors just to catch a breath, and hiding away in the laundry room for even just twenty seconds feels like a day at the spa.

I’m not a good quarantine mom.

But I still am a good mom.

A mom who loves her children more than anything in this whole entire crazy world. A mom who prays at the end of the day that her children fell asleep feeling safe, secure, and loved.

A mom who wakes up every morning determined to do her best – While also giving herself grace to remember that her ‘best’ today may look different than what it did yesterday.

So while I may not be a good quarantine mom,

I am their mom.

…And somehow through it all, that feels like just enough.

I’m not a good quarantine mom. There are no school charts. No chore charts. No stickers for rewards. And no fancy math…

Posted by Love Always, Heather on Tuesday, April 14, 2020

 

1 COMMENT

  1. I was on deadline and somehow forgot to feed everyone dinner tonight. They are still up. And it’s 1 AM. And no one has complained they’re hungry so I guess I’m doing okay. Before this, I was the Pinterest mom/PTA past President/on every committee / Throw the perfect birthday party mom. My son didn’t even get a birthday parade because it was early in the pandemic and all that attention isn’t his thing. I invited ALL his friends to join a big Fortnite game at a certain time. HE LOVED IT. We do what works for us and our family in this time. <3 Great read!

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