Saturday, November 20, 2010

Is it just me...??

Is it just me...?? 

As Moms, especially, do you ever find yourself thinking that you just know others are thinking {but likely never saying}, "Wow.  I feel sorry for her!"..."Aren't you glad our kids don't act like that when we're eating out{side of our home}?!"..."She sure has her hands full!  And she only has two!..."I will never let my children act like that!"

Having a little one that is officially full-swing in his "terrible two's", and a four-year-old who hasn't yet found her "fabulous four's", I have found myself thinking this a lot lately.  Looking around restaurants, to this Mom, it appears that every child except mine is sitting politely and quietly, eating their veggies {instead of spitting them} with their silverware {not their hands}, and using their napkins {not their sleeves}.  Walking in stores, to this Mom, it appears that every child except mine is staying with their family {not hiding in the clothes racks}, obeying, and doing everything quietly and orderly {not stomping feet or throwing tantrums}. 

Please don't misunderstand; I absolutely adore my children.  And I know that they grow up all too fast...and that this too shall pass.  I know everyone has good days and bad days, and that overall, we really do have very obedient, sincere children.  But, am I the only Mom that thinks that everyone else thinks she has it rough, and sometimes even feels a little embarrassment because of it?  Please say I'm not!  I'd really like to think it's this mental make-up that each Mom has built into her, to help keep her pride for her children down to a normal level!  Or...something like that... ;-)

Is it just me...??
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