I love the way Scary Mommy describes being a Scary Mommy.
"I believe a Scary Mommy is a mother who doesn’t leave the house wearing lipstick at all times. A Scary Mommy loves her kids to death, but will admit to feeling totally overwhelmed and exhausted by the gig. A Scary Mommy doesn’t really care what other people think, and a Scary Mommy thinks that all mothers win when we admit our weaknesses."
I agree with every word of that. As for my personal scariness....well to start off with, there's the way my head spins around in full circles when I'm angry. That's pretty scary.
And the way I can silence a room full of children with nothing but a look. That? Is kind of terrifying.
But you won't believe how scary this is....on busy nights, I think it's ok to feed my kids microwave dinners. Or pancakes & hot cocoa. Amazingly, I have done this...and they lived.
You know what else? My kids have fallen asleep before they've even eaten dinner on a few occasions. They did not starve before they woke up the next morning!
I'm not terribly crafty. I am TERRIBLE at fixing girls' hair, and believe me, I have tried.
I yell when I'm mad, but I also yell when I'm cheering them on at their games.
I'm impatient, but I'm supportive.
I'm disorganized, but I'm helpful.
I'm indulgent in some ways, very strict in others.
We may sometimes ALL drive each other crazy, but we laugh and have fun together. And somehow I've managed to raise some awesome children.....so awesome it's scary!