Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My Mommy Brain

The other day i was sitting by the pool with Joe as the kids are swimming. I was having my usual thoughts but this time I was saying them out loud to Joe. I soon realized he was looking at me like I was crazy. Then I realized the poor guy is a dad and a man so he is lost. Here's why.
As any of you who are mothers know it is is hard work to be a mommy. There is a lot of things to juggle and balance. There are messes to clean, dishes to do, errands to run, preschool to register for and do many other things. Lately though I've realized I have a lot of mommy worries. Some of them seem completely irrelevant and silly while others are deep. Here are just a few. If you have some of this pleae feel free to post yours so we can all feel normal!
- Do they have enough sunscreen on? Is it expired? When should I re-apply?
- are they getting enough veggies? Fruits? Do they eat too many processed foods? Should I only buy organic, non GMO foods? Can I afford that?
- Are they reading for the right amount if time each day? Is Mady reading at the right level? Is she up to par in school? Does she have enough friends? Is she confident?
- Do I play with them enough? Do I play with them too much?
- Do they watch appropriate shows for their age? Do they watch too much TV?
- Which activities should I sign them up for? How many is too many activities? Will they be we'll rounded enough?
- Will we be able to afford college?
- Will we be able to afford Disney World before they are too old to enjoy it? What time of year should we go to DW?
- Do they know they are loved? Am I smothering them? Will Noah be a mamma's boy?
- Are they spoiled? Do they need more toys? Are they deprived?
- Is Noah playing too close to the stairs? Is that bruise on his head something to worry about? What is this lump on her side? How long before you run them to the E.R. in any given case?

Anyway you get the point. There is of course much more and don't even get me started on this whole end of the world thing...we'll save that for another blog.
Our minds are always going. As long as we know in our hearts we are doing the best we can. Oh and in the words of my own mom "As long as everyone gets out alive that's all that matters".


  1. I think this is all kind of normal! Of course we all worry about if we are doing right by our kiddos. how do Dad's get off so easy! Love you!

  2. My biggest one of late is...will he be ready for Kindergarten? Will I be crushed if he doesn't cry for me? Will social services cart me off for the one million bruises on my children's legs/arms/head/feet/back.....

    I agree that it is normal to worry about those obscure things with our kids. If we didn't who would. However, we need to remember to take a cue from daddies and relax a bit :)

  3. You're just a great mommy. There are mommy's out there who are like daddy's and they don't give a second thought. The balance is in caring while not smothering which you do beautifully.

    My worries lately have been with Alessandra's fits. She has a really bad habit of throwing a fit and kicking, scratching, and biting anyone who gets in her way. How do I keep her from hurting me or other people without inadvertently fueling the fit.

    Oh, the joys of being a mom. :oP