Motivational Monday Challenge
Write your mom a love letter….or an apology
We at Mommy Convos have decided to make “Motivational Monday” a day where we as moms can challenge ourselves. We hope the small challenge we propose motivates and inspires a healthier, happier home for those that choose to participate. This week’s challenge (and since it’s Mother’s day in less than a week away) we encourage you to write your mom (or a mom figure in your life) a love note. Or in my case, I’m writing my mom of a letter of apology…
Have you ever seen the movie Mean Girls? If not, you need to see it! It is extreme yet, the movie has some serious truths about high school and the teenage years. Now that I’m a mom and have children of my own, I would like to formally apologize to my mom for my terrible teenage years. I hope by writing this apology letter I can take away some karma so my kids won’t act the way I did…hopefully. Below are the three reasons I’m sooooo sorry!!!
Dear Mom, I’m sorry I was a total Diva.
1. Sorry I thought I knew everything
As a teenager, I thought I could make rational decisions. Once I started driving, I thought I can do whatever I want. Looking back, I should have been chained in my room… Just kidding I wasn’t that bad. But, I did push the boundaries in the house by sneaking out a few times and coming home later than I was told. Now that I’m older, I know that years ago I knew nothing…and still know very little…oops.
2. Sorry I thought it was cool to be a loner in my room
In high school I had lots of friends, participated in sports then when I went home, I was alone in my room. Looking back I’m like “why?” Sometimes I wish I could go back and hang out with you Mom. I want to make cookies all the time because your cookies are the best. I wish I would have come downstairs and watched Gilmore Girls with you. Now, as an adult spending time with you is all I want to do. Make some cookies and watch Gilmore Girls or Grey’s Anatomy and have some grown up conversation!
3. Sorry I had major attitude
Lately, my three and four-year old act like mini teens and I’m frightened for their actual teenage years. They argue, talk back, and always think they are right. Please bless that by me “righting” my wrongs that this is only a one-time thing. I’m SO sorry mom! I know there were times you only wanted to talk to me, have a conversation, or know where and what I was doing to keep me safe. Sorry I thought you were trying to interrogate me. Now that I’m a mom, I want to know EVERY thing! All I want to do is keep my tiny humans safe and I now know that’s what you were trying to do as well. I’m usually in bed by ten and I’m hardly ever out, let alone up past midnight. In other words, I always make curfew, hope that makes you feel better Mom.
The above stories may make me seem a little crazy. I really wasn’t that bad, but sometimes I look back and think, why did I react that way. Why the heck did I think that was cool? Why could I just not be a normal human in that situation? Teenage years are hard and full of hormones, uncertainty, peer pressure, and a touch of drama. I will have three teenagers at the same time so, I’m hoping I can learn from my own teenage years.
With Mother’s Day approaching, I am so grateful for my mom, for all she has done and continues to do for me. I have always been grateful for my mom. But, I didn’t realize how grateful I am for her until I became a mom myself. Since having kids, I find myself thinking, “dang, my mom did this for me” ALL the time! When I’m up in the middle of the night trying to soothe a crying child I picture my mom doing the same for me. My mom had the same feelings and worries I have with my kids. Most of all, I think about how my heart might burst because it is so full of love for my three beautiful children and know that my mom’s heart feels the same and now even more with added grand kids.
Thank you mom. Thank you to all the moms out there who have given up so much. You give up sleep, bites of food, and often times your sanity for the little ones who depend and love you SO much (even though sometimes it might not seem like it). Also, we are all sorry that we sometimes act like savages… Love you!!
Will you write a love letter to your mom? Or will you apologize to your mom?
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