My Less Than Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by on Jun 5, 2017

The struggle is real, people.

On Mother’s Day, my kids were being assholes (sorry, but there’s no better word to describe it.) There was a special program at church just for mothers day and it included a video of one of my kids talking about me. I had been looking forward to it for weeks. But my kids had other plans. They cried and whined and refused to go to their own classes. So I took said asshole children home and totally lost my shit. As soon as I started crying, my kids started crying. And soon after, the guilt set in. Which made me cry even harder.

After quite some time of hiding in my bathroom and feeling sorry for myself (how dare they act like this on today of all days!?) I remembered that they are human. They are MY tiny little humans. And my entire life revolves around them. Without these asshole children, this day would mean nothing. They are my whole world. And my job as their mother is to show them how amazing they are. How it’s okay to make mistakes and be assholes sometimes. But we need to learn from those mistakes. We can try harder and be better.

After my crying session there were apologies all around. And hugs and more tears. But happy ones this time. Just because it was Mother’s Day doesn’t mean I got to stop being a mother. It’s the best job I’ll ever have. Even if it is the hardest.

Happy late Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Even the ones who lost their shit. Especially those ones.


  1. I’m sorry about your rough mother’s day. Thank you for being real. I love the last two lines of your post if that makes you feel any better. 🙂