Tuesday, December 11, 2012

{WIWW} #momfails

#momfail: (verb) the act of being unsuccessful in achieving one's goals as a mom.

Here are some examples.
These may or may not be from my own life experiences. #cough

GOAL:
My child's first taste of sugar will be of his 1st birthday cake. Sugar will only be on special occasions/holidays after that.

REALITY:
Child #1 - success!!
#Ishouldhavestoppedthere
Child #2 is born.:
#1 son: "Mom can I have a piece of this cake?"
ME (I mean random mom): "Sure, but give a piece to your brother too or he'll cry."
#momfail


GOAL:
My child will only eat homemade food, no fast food.

REALITY:
Mom: "You only have 30 minutes between school and practice. If we drive thru and you eat in the car, we'll make it!"
#momfail
(or is it?) The child got fed AND made it to practice.... hmmm, may have to rethink this one...


GOAL:
My children will be intelligent hard workers in school. They will work diligently and without complaint.

REALITY:
Teacher: "You're lucky your child is so cute and charming, because they just CANNOT sit still."
#momfail


GOAL:
I will have valuable, deep, meaningful conversations with my children daily. I will make every moment a teachable moment and teach them to grow their minds by asking challenging questions.

REALITY:
This one's a work in progress...

Trev: What is that on your head, mom?
ME: It's a scarf.
Trev: Oh, it looks like a bird's nest with your head poking through it.
ME: Um, thanks...
#momshoppingfail

HeadshotDusk

Me: It's actually an infinity scarf.
Trev: What's an infinity?
ME: It means it has no end. It just keeps going and going!
Trev: Oh.

HeadshotDuskScarfOff
Crocheted Infinity Scarf: Target

HeadshotDuskHandScarf
Trev: I love you.
Me: I love you more.
Trev: I love you a google!
Me: I love you INFINITY!
Trev: I love you a google TIMES infinity...

That one ended in a tie.

#momsuccess

8 comments:

Jodi said...

Haha, awesome :)

Colville Clan of TN said...

You are not alone! I was so picky with my first and I'm sure quite annoying, all the while I know my Dad went along because he knew what was coming one #2 came along. Oh wise father of four. :-) Unfortunately, I've begun to rely on Tootsie Rolls to get my almost 2 year old to get into his carseat, otherwise it's a very physical and emotional job. Maybe he'll have good memories of tootsie rolls in the car. But, I have the best memories of my childhood and I had a very unconventional mom, I turned out fine and ours will too!

Rubi Diaz said...

Aww I love this post. So cute! Kids are so sweet :) Love that infinity scarf too! Found you on The Pleated Poppy! I'm hosting a style link-up too if you'd like to join the fun!

With Love,
Rubi
www.lilyamongthornsblog.blogspot.com

AbsoluteMommy said...

Great post!! Love the infinity convo. Too cute!

Paige said...

hahahaha!!!! I actually don't set those lofty goals because I know I will never live up to them!!! :0 I don't do new year's resolutions either because I don't keep them....jut what exactly does that say about me? (don't answer that).

and for the record I love your birds nest!

:)
paige

Ania said...

I've shared some of the same mom fails with kid #2 and #3. But there are other wins. I love your bird's nest, it's so cool.

Priscila@mommode said...

Hahaha, this is funny! Except I fail on the whole sugar thing with my FIRST child! Talk about a fail! Coming from WIWW!

Priscila @ mysimplecutestyle.wordpress.com

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Ahhhhh- Loved it girl! Ended in a tie-- that is YOUR GUY!! Super sweet post!

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