Sarah Mae has been a wonderful blog friend for a long time. She blogs at Like A Warm Cup Of Coffee. She just recently had her third sweet baby and still took time to do a guest post! Her blog is full of wonderful inspiring series including cleaning, modesty, and marriage among others. She started the 5:16 Am Club and hosts Motivate Me Mondays. She is also responsible for me finally joining Twitter - when Sarah Mae signed up, I could resist the trend no longer - LOL! She has an excellent post on something I struggle with.
What Kind of Woman Do Your Children See?
As I was sitting at the computer this morning I looked over at my two kiddos and thought, "is this how they picture mommy - always at the computer?"
How often am I at the computer? How often do they see me "reading the news?" How often do they hear, "just a minute honey...I'll be with you in just a minute." How many minutes a day is "just a minute" really?
I don't know about you, but the above thoughts really made me think about what kind of woman my kids see when they look at me? What kind of woman am I?
Recently I have been hearing this question from mom's: "how can I balance it all - family, work, me-time, life?" The question bothers me because it implies that somehow all these "things" should be balanced, as if they are equal. They are not, can not, and should not be equal or balanced.
Then I look at myself and realize I am the mom trying to "balance" everything.
I pretend I'm not, like I'm somehow above the women who actually ask the question out loud. They are honest, just deceived by the cultural mentality that we can do it all, and do it all well. I may not be under that same deceit, but I am under another. One perhaps far worse. The deception that I am doing it all, and doing it all well.
How about you?
When your children look at you, who do they see? What legacy are you leaving imprinted on their impressionable memories?
Balance - let's rethink it.