You know, I don't really think that I'm a bad mom. Sure there are some things that I can/could do better, but I try to let those things go.
This week there have been times that I have felt the perceptions of a couple of other people who would classify some of my actions or inactions as "bad". But after I have thought about the actual facts of the situations, I realize that their "bad mom" is not "bad" it's just different from what they would do in my shoes.
Anyhow, I've decided to embrace the "bad mom" label. I actually think that it may be healing in a humorous sort of way. Could you imagine introducing yourself to someone including that description? "Hello, my name is karianne. I'm a wife, massage therapist and a bad mom." that is making me crack up right now thinking about it. Maybe I'll add in "bad wife" too.
I'm gonna have t-shirts made. I'll shop for wrinkle cream as well for all of the laugh lines I'll be getting.