You totally forgot about the birthday party that was yesterday.
It’s the night before the school Valentine’s Day party and you still haven’t picked up the cards. And you forgot about the box.
You forgot it’s pajama day at school.
Your child has to dig through the dirty laundry for the uniform he needs to wear right now.
It’s picture day and you forgot to check your child’s hair and outfit. Both the outfit and the hair are the worst they have been…ever.
You lose your cool after telling your children to stop arguing for the hundredth time.
You waited too long to buy that much-wanted present, and they are sold out.
You left your child at church. (This actually happened to a friend of mine when she was a child!)
We all fail.
Some of us more than others. I admit it, I am a pretty frequent mom-failer.
Here’s the thing, though: I have discovered mom fails are not as bad as you might think.
When you fail, you show your kids that you aren’t perfect. This will in turn make them realize it’s okay not to be perfect.
This is a really, really important lesson.
Show your children how to handle these failures.
Apologize. The right way. Mean it, and try to make things right. Your modeling this will go a long way. Whether or not they realize it, they will remember the way you handled (or didn’t handle) your mom fail.
Use those mom fails as as teaching moments. They WILL happen, so don’t let the opportunity to show your kids how to cope with the failures pass you by. Your kids will learn so much about how to handle their own failures by the way you handle yours.