I sometimes wonder if I am a good mother. I am not always certain if I am making the right decisions for my little girl. I am still learning as I go & hoping that I do right by her along the way. Every mother has a different parenting style. We are all unique women with our own way of doing things.
There are several different kinds of mommies out there.
The New Mom
How to spot her: She has a crying infant attached to her. She is probably wearing oversized sweatpants and a spit-up stained sweatshirt. It is possible that she might have a poop stain on her cheek as well. She looks like she hasn’t slept in days because she probably hasn’t.
The Overprotective Mom
How to spot her: She will be the one running frantically from one end of the bouncy house to the other screeching softly as children larger than hers enter. Often seen with a large roll of bubble wrap sticking out of her purse.
The Know It All Mom
How to spot her: You will find her cornering the newest mommy in the group at a birthday party offering unsolicited parenting advice. Listen for backhanded digs toward other mothers & lots of gloating about her children, as she has raised them perfectly.
The Put Together Mom
How to spot her: You will recognize her as the one us that all of us sweat pants clad mommies are sneering at. She is attractive of course. Her & her children are always flawlessly dressed. Her hair is up in a perfectly messy up do. She most likely fit back into her size 4 jeans on the way home from the hospital. She is not me.
The Super Mom
How to spot her: You will see this mommy at the grocery store with her 2 perfectly mannered children in tow, helping her shop for the gourmet dinner she is fixing the family that evening. Her home is perfectly kept with framed artwork that her and her children did together.
The “Where is this kid’s mom” Mom
How to spot her: You often can’t, but she is the mother of the kid in the playground that knocked your child over 4 times intentionally & shot another in the eye with a slingshot. She is most likely the lady way over there talking on her cell phone or updating her Facebook status with her back turned to her child.
The Patient Mom
How to spot her: With a tantruming child clung screaming at her feet & pulling at her pant leg, this mother is able to remain poised and calm. You watch as she kneels down & whispers magical words into her child’s ears to get them to stop. This mother does not frazzle or yell. I watch her enviously, while I search for my Xanax.
The All Around Mom
How to spot her: Usually this mother has at least one boy & one girl. She can relate to most other moms because she has experienced everything being a mommy has to offer. She has raised one easy child & one not so easy one. She always has great pearls of wisdom to offer.
What kind of mother are you? Or perhaps you are a mix. I am the Overprotective Mom without a doubt.