It’s true…I’m such an imperfect mom. Seriously, if you could just jump through the screen and join me at my house for the day you would see how many times I fail!! So why am I talking about this? Well, today I’m joining the other bloggers at iHomeschool Network to discuss the imperfect homeschool.
I think it’s easy for me to look at other bloggers and see how awesome their life looks when I read their posts. It’s easy to compare, be jealous, and not content in my life. Then I think to myself, I wonder if my readers think my life is perfect and all together? I kinda doubt you think I’m perfect, but I just want to be real with you and want to you to know that I’m far from perfect.
After thinking about this topic, I came to the conclusion that it just make sense that I only share pictures, activities, and moments that were good on my blog. Why would I show you activities that failed? You would probably stop reading after I continually shared several failed activities. Also, out of respect for my family I choose not to post embarrassing photos or share intimate details of our lives. That just makes sense.
Since my kiddos are little, I thought I would share with you 5 imperfect things about me as a mom instead of imperfect things about homeschooling, since we aren’t fully doing this yet. To read more imperfect homeschool posts, visit the iHomeschool Network Blog Hop! Here we go…
1. I am selfish. After having my first child, I realized how selfish I am. I love time and space to myself. I love eating leisurely, not shoveling food down my throat or having to eat cold food because I’m busy serving the kiddos.
2. I need breaks. I totally thrive on breaks. Lately, my oldest is having a hard time resting or napping in the afternoon and that’s been a huge adjustment! I really need my alone time and can get crabby if I don’t get it. Sometimes I just need a break, so I let my kids watch tv. Yes, we are a family that lets our kids watch tv in moderation.
3. I loose my cool. Some days my patience wears thin and I get mad. It’s not something I’m proud of, but it happens. It is something I work on and pray about daily.
4. Not all my activities are great. I have many failed activities that I don’t share with you. I mean, why would I share with you activities that aren’t good?? Just being honest here!
And just for fun…5. I let my kids jump on the bed. No, not all the time, but when I’m changing their sheets, I let them get a little crazy. They love it and we just have a fun time doing it!