I feel like a total failure…
You see my DD came home today with an assignment to write about a role model from her family. I was honestly secretly wishing it was me. Then I saw the questions she has to fill out: the person’s gifts/talents, the person’s accomplishments…
And I half joked to my husband, I don’t think DD should choose me, what talents or accomplishments do a stay at home mom like me have? He said: maybe how fast you can finish a McDonalds large fries haha..
I get that it’s a joke, and I get that I was asking the question while laughing so he didn’t know the insecurities behind that question, but it honestly got to me.
What did I accomplish in the last 10 years?
How many projects did I try to start and never actually finished?
Wanted to lose weight? Nope didn’t, gave up and made a Nutella sandwich instead.
Joined a gym? Went 3 times only.
I don’t even remember how many business plans I thought of and wrote down but never did anything about or saw anything through.
Started a blog? Don’t remember the last time I posted.
Started a journey to read a 100 books? Couldn’t even reach number 20 and I love reading books!
Today is just one of those days ..
Hopefully tomorrow I can see my 4 kids smiling faces and know what I accomplished
Hopefully, when I see my son’s teacher and when she tells me how polite and nice and helpful he is I know what I accomplished
Hopefully, when I see my oldest daughter, who turned into a beautiful young lady, reading quietly in her reading spot I know what I accomplished
Hopefully, when I see how articulate and smart my two year old daughter is I know what I accomplished
Hopefully, when I see my healthy baby crawling all around and laughing .. I will know what I accomplished
But not tonight .. tonight I will allow myself to mourn all those unfished business .. all the times I said I can when obviously I couldn’t ..
Tonight .. I feel like a complete and utter failure..