Today’s blog post is inspired by our Motherhood Inspired t-shirt Loved by Littles. This week my shirt finally came in the mail and I was beyond excited! (on a promotional note, they are extremely comfortable!)
As I wore the shirt for the first time and pondering over the meaning, it really became a “moving” shirt. Just think over the words for a second “Loved by Littles.” Let those words sink in, I mean really sink in. Sometimes as moms we don’t feel worthy or loved. We can sometimes feel like a referee, a cook, a maid and a chauffeur. Sometimes we have to remind our kids to say thank you, or please or even I love you. Or you’re at the same stage in motherhood as I am with our Littles really being little.
Michael isn’t able to fully grasp the please, thank yous and I loves you. I teach him, I watch him figure it out, but he doesn’t really understand what that means. He can be very demanding because he doesn’t know how to ask or tell me something because he is still developing his language skills.
Our mothering days can be tiring. Filled with running after our children or running for our children. Filled with cooking, cleaning, folding laundry and changing countless diapers. At the end of the day, we are exhausted. Our husbands don’t fully grasp the amount of work that we really do throughout the day and that can sometimes be frustrating. But through the frustration remember you are “Loved by Littles.”
What about the days when you feel like a failure? You yelled a little too loudly. You lost your patience. Dinner didn’t quite turn out the way it was supposed to. You were late dropping your kids off at school. You didn’t have time to put on your make-up. The housework got away from you today. You felt like crying yourself when your toddler had a tantrum in the store. Throughout all the struggles, we are still loved. Our children have an unconditional love for us. They don’t care what we look like, they don’t care that we failed. We are enough for them. They love us for who we are. Sure they may be mad at us when they don’t get their way, but they never stop loving us.
So remember, the next time you feel like a failure, or that your children forget their manners or even when your husband doesn’t understand, you are “Loved by Littles,” and it’s one of the greatest loves there is.