Wednesday, October 17, 2012
at the end of my day
I read this post by my wise friend Sarah at Clover Lane a couple of years ago and I revisit it from time to time. Most of what Sarah writes resonates with me, but I particularly love the idea of holding myself accountable as a mother. It's easy to get tricked into thinking that there are more important things for me to do with my time, but when it comes down to it, mothering is my job. And it's one I'd like to do well. (I want to be a Major League Mom!)
So I've compiled a little list of questions for review at the end of my day.
Did I read my scriptures? (I'm a much better mother when I have!)
Did I send Mabel and Oliver off to school with a smile and a hug?
Did I feed my family good food?
Was I patient with Elliot when he needed to do things himself?
When Stella had a million things to tell me, did I give her my full attention every time?
Did I read to them?
Did I ask Mabel and Oliver about their day?
Did I put away my phone?
Did I say yes as often as I could?
At the end of the day, was the house mostly clean?
Did we have family prayer?
Was I still nice by bedtime?
I've noticed a need lately to re-evaluate and try harder. More things on this list need to happen every day. This is what I know: my kids deserve the best that I can give them. And so I will try, try again. One of these days I will make it to bedtime with a smile on my face! :)
What makes you feel like a good mom? I'd love to hear your ideas.
Photo by Sunshine & Shade last November. Where did that baby go?
posted by stephanie at 6:11 AM