On this Mother’s Day, at least for a moment, I think about all the unrealistic things I once planned to do (and be) as a mother:
I’ll never have them watch TV until they are 5.
I’ll never lose my patience.
I will teach them to make their bed and keep their room clean.
They will never snap back at me.
All the things that I hoped would make them ‘good,’ ‘normal’ children.
My mother was (and is) a bedrock of patience and humility — the most inspiring mom a girl could have. So I will be too — right?