Yep….I’m ‘THAT’ mommy. You know the one….the mommy who shows up at her child’s school to see the big sign that says, “Spirit Week – today is ‘hat’ day”. You guessed it. I didn’t know. We enter my daughter’s class to see all of the other kids with their favorites atop their heads…pink cowboy hats, baseball team favorites, a well-loved conductor’s hat, even a princess crown. And there is my daughter (God bless her for seeming unfazed!) looking at me without even noticing. She is more concerned about me leaving the classroom. I happened to be wearing a baseball cap, but she didn’t want it.
I still felt decidedly unprepared. And a little like I had failed some grand ‘Mommy-test’. That’s my desire to be the perfect mommy talking.
I imagine there will be plenty of times when I won’t be just what my children want me to be (I’m thinking their teen years will highlight my ‘uncool’ nature) but, for now, I guess I can let the mommy guilt go.
Cheers to the imperfect Mommy in all of us!