Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mamas Tell All: Hey You, The Perfect Mama

I'm linking up today with Everyday Thoughts, So Called Homemaker and That Southern Mama for today's Mamas Tell All! 
 When I first read today's topic I thought there is noooo such woman, the perfect mama? Who is she, does she really even exist?

If she did I guess she would be a little like this:

Her children's faces would always be clean. No food behind the ears, no stains on the shirts. 
Her snacks would be organic, healthy, and her kids would actually eat them! 
Her hair and makeup would always be done, cute park clothes only for this woman. 
Her body toned and athletic, a real woman needs muscle to keep up with those kids! 
Her car, home, and kitchen would be immaculate. 
She would know the scriptures inside and out, teaching them to her kids each night before bed. 
Her dinners would be planned and delicious. 

Who do I picture when I think of the perfect mama? In my head, it would probably be some celebrity like Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba, or Jennifer Gardner. Why? Because they have nannies, chefs, trainers, and house keepers that help them have all of the above, therefore creating the illusion of the perfect mama. 

In reality, the perfect mama can exist to any child. 
It's the mama that tucks them in at night. 
Braids their hair. 
The mama that kisses their boo boos and reads them bedtime stories. 
She stays up late checking homework and baking cupcakes for the bake sale. Takes them shopping. 
Cheers at their basketball games. 
Has cookies ready for a family movie night.
It's the mama who stays up late waiting for her son to get home from his first dance. 
The mama who prays by her husband's side for her children's safety and happiness. 
Their worries, become her problems to solve. 
It's the mama who loves them unconditionally, no matter the choices they make.

The perfect mamas do indeed exist in the eyes of the children they raise.