Good Mom/Bad Mom

This week Jason’s been out of town and I’ve been on my own in the most stressful week I’ve had in a while. I thought it would be fun to do a week wrap up while playing “Good Mom/Bad Mom”.

Why? That’s just my life right now. I can’t win. I usually screw something up while doing something fun for my boys.

Bad Mom – Since Monday was a holiday, I lost an entire day of preparation. I shampooed my carpets Tuesday morning, which meant that I had to take all the boys with me to run errands Tuesday afternoon. They hated it!

Good Mom – I couldn’t find Indiana Jones hats for less than $6/ea for Dylan’s party. However, while we were shopping, I found some plastic gangster hats on clearance. Dylan was upset when I bought them because they weren’t brown. {{unbeliever}} So I spray painted them brown and voila!

Bad Mom – I lost Toby. Yep! While cleaning out the garage, I let him come out and hang with me. I thought I was keeping a good eye on him. But quite frankly bins make me giddy. I must have got too involved in my new black bins I was filling up. Drat!

We looked and looked for him. Gratefully, when I came home from Scouts that evening there was a note on my front door that my neighbors had him. {{whew!}}

I was too embarrassed to go over and get him so I sent the boys. I grabbed 2 snickers and attached the note, “Thank you so much for finding Toby. I hope we can ‘snicker’ about this later. We were really worried.”

Good Mom – The boys want to walk home from school every day. Honestly, I don’t completely trust that they will stay together and keep each other safe. So we’re doing it in increments. This week I met them at the stop sign in front of our neighborhood, 1/2 way home. They have felt so grown up. I’ve been quizzing them on the way home of various scenarios.

Bad Mom – I didn’t go to either of the boys orientations this week. Since Jason was out of town, I just wasn’t up for dragging all 3 boys. Dylan was really upset.

Good Mom – I went to the Grandparent lunch for the boys. My MIL wasn’t able to come to the party after all and my mom wasn’t there yet. Even though it was party day and I still had a ton to do – I grabbed some Sonic and ate lunch with them.

Bad Mom – I didn’t take Dylan to soccer practice this week.

Good Mom – I remembered to take cookies to school so Dylan could celebrate.

It was the most productive week I’ve had in a while. I got summer shampooed, scrubbed, and painted out of my house. It’s nice to have my house back the way I like it. {{relief}}

I missed my man terribly and realized how dependant I’ve become on him. My poor girlfriends had to take the slack. 🙂 Thanks girls!

12 thoughts on “Good Mom/Bad Mom

  1. I think you sound pretty amazing to me, kind of like a “super” mom!
    Glad to hear that yo found the dog, that can be nerve racking! Enjoy your weekend-

  2. I have to agree nothing in this post sounds like “bad mom” to me. Smart mom (except maybe the dog) is more like it.

    Your creativity and energy amaze me!

  3. YOu are so funny, I love this post. The bad mom parts didn’t seem like such a big deal to me. You are a great mom!

  4. Laurie,
    OMG….don’t be so hard on yourself! You are an amazing Mom and I’m constantly amazed by your energy and creativity. You inspire me to be a better mom to my kids and a better friend to those I care about.

  5. Hey there! I don’t know if you remember me from FW, I’m Jessica! I found you through Tatiana and enjoyed diggin through your blogs! Check us out when you get a chance!

  6. I’m gonna second…or third that motion….You are not a “bad” mom. You do sound pretty awesome! Keep up the great work. I love reading your posts. You’re a hoot!! Wished you lived closer. 😀

  7. Ok, you seriously crack me up, Laurie! LOVE the hats. Hope everything went well this weekend. Thanks again for all the help on the luncheon. You’re the bestest!

  8. I have Good Mom/Bad Mom moments with every breath I take…

    Funny…I have started giving my boys suckers while I shop. It keeps them in check and I can actually think- Good Mom to the boys/ Bad Mom when it’s ONLY
    9AM!!!!! HA!

    I love that we are all just being real!

  9. Amazing mom is more like it! wow. And hey, the dog is back, everyone is healthy and the house is standing… that sounds like a great week to me. ☺

  10. I love this post! Sometimes I just focus on my “bad mom” stuff and I can only notice the “good mom” stuff that everyone else seems to accomplish. Needless to say it’s a little discouraging. It’s true though, we all have our good and bad days and hopefully in the end we can just enjoy every moment.(And stop comparing ourselves to other people!) Thanks for the great blog! 🙂

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