Tuesday, February 7, 2012

"I swear I'm not that Mom...."

Lately, I've noticed myself beginning sentences with the phrase. "I swear I'm not that Mom...." We all know the "kind of Mom," I'm talking about, the over-protective, kind of overbearing, extremely anxious, and extremely opinionated Mom, who seems to always be "de-germing" their kids and or giving an evil glare to another not so perfect Mom.  For those of you that know me, I don't act like this at all, BUT I am very aware how easy it is to fall into this habit and judge another Mom and or worry a little too much about your child. So I try really hard to never be anything even close to THAT Mom; I try to let my child learn for himself-- when he can, ask questions whenever I'm uncertain, and of course, let him get a little "germy" every once in awhile.

So anyways, there I was in the Pediatrician's office last week talking with one of the nurses, thanking them profusely for being so helpful and so sweet to Ford and I over the past nine months. I feel like I've called them a lot and asked a million questions these past few months and well, I felt the need to acknowledge the fact that they may think I'm a bit of a nut.... So I said something to the effect of, "You all have been so wonderful to us. I'm sorry I've called ya'll as much as I have, I swear I'm not THAT kinda Mom, but I can't thank you enough for taking the time to speak with me and really walk me through every "issue" I thought we were having. My favorite nurse looked at me and said something that really resonated.... She said " First of all, you don't call THAT much! And secondly, you have to realize that if your acknowledging that you might be THAT Mom, your soooooo not that kind of Mom bc those Mom's don't even realize how nutty their being!"

Hah! that kinda of made sense to me! Not only did it make me feel better about the job I'm doing, but it also made me a little more apathetic to the Moms out there that sometimes aren't so nice. After all, we're all just trying to be the best Moms we can be and c'mon.... it's a jungle out there people!

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