Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Work in progress

There is a wonderful topic at Danielle Bean's website today. It's about "perfect moms". Are you one? Do you know one? Secretly want to be one? Or like the rest of us have you found yourself perhaps, shall we say, lacking in a virtue here or there. Maybe the kitchen floor has more stick than shine or the children are asking, "Frozen pizzas, AGAIN?"
As moms, we are our own worst critic, aren't we? The house isn't as clean as everyone else's, the children are making a *fashion* statement--again...this time in public, the laundry is overtaking the laundry room (and anything and anyone in its path), mom's response to the children's choice of canvas for their artwork was less than charitable and those of you stationned in Germany might recall items fixed, in a fit of hormonal pregnancy rage, with duct tape which bespeak not-so-much the kinder, gentler and perfect mom seen in the public eye...and has anyone forgotten my own personal favorite entitled "Glue as lipstick" ? I think I like Danielle's topic just because misery loves company.
So, stop by her site and read the funny stories of these honest women who are striving for holiness, but know all too well that only in Christ (not in clean floors, folded laundry and well-behaved children) are we made perfect. And when you're finished reading, add your own.

4 comments:

Dawn said...

Love this post! Isn't it the truth. If we could only see each other as we REALLY are as women and mothers (imperfect beings trying to live out God's call for us in the best, holiest way we can muster the energy for). Besides, I doubt our children we even remember how clean or dirty our floor were once they are grown but they certainly will remember if we followed Christ's example of love.

Katie said...

I hope DCF doesn't read Danielle's blog b/c I think some of those posts were a little "too honest" to be posted!! After all, it's okay to THINK about throwing the baby out the window, it's just NOT okay to act on it!! BTW-I've been watching the TLC big family shows and I am just waiting for the week that I see the Marso Baking Company on the big screen! Someone needs to tip TLC off about the Marsos...hmmm...

patjrsmom said...

Just as long as the tip goes to TLC and not to DCFS then I'm all for it...and yes, some of those comments were definitely in the *very honest* category! ;-) Jane

Julie Cooper said...

We had our last post-adoption social worker visit a couple weeks ago, and she told us that we have been her most "laid-back" family. I thought, "Boy, I'm glad you've never come over unannounced!" That would change her mind! :) I agree that many of the posts on Danielle Bean's website are too honest. It's nice that she allowed a place for moms to speak out, even though I had the feeling I was watching Jerry Springer - too much detailed info!