If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do matters very much. – Jackie Kennedy
Just a short sweet note to wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!
A few thoughts to share:
- It does take a village, but you need to build it.
- The concepts of balance and multitasking are improbable, but keep trying anyway.
- You are imperfect and so are your children. But what you do every day is to love them unconditionally, and that is why they love you the next morning after a bad day; you taught them that.
For moms celebrating their first Mother’s Day and sadly for those who have celebrated their last Mother’s Day, just know that you are (were) amazing and have had a profound impact. The world loves you for that.
What your children will remember are the hard times, the fun times and more than anything the wisdom you shared. Don’t believe me? Watch Kevin Durant’s tribute – spoiler alert, you will need tissues!
At the end of the day, your children love to talk about your missteps because they love it when the superhero messes up!
So rather than (more) tear jerking mom tributes, let’s laugh at some of our less than stellar moments. I’ll go first:
When Noelle was around five, I would buy her tights that cost $7 a pair. The good mom part of me encouraged her to go out and play outside, where she would promptly rip each and every pair. My response was “Well, you’re going to start buying your own tights!”
In what universe can little kids buy their own clothes? Please don’t leave me out here alone. Share a story that your children would love to tell about you.
And if you need a last minute gift, here is an idea.
Happy Mother’s Day!
Tina Nocera, Founder