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I thought I knew it all. I thought, hey, this mom thing? I am so going to ACE it. I planned everything just like the baby books said, and paid way too much money to make a cute nursery because I was going to nail being a mom. Neat, punctual, a modern day June Cleaver- in the flesh, that was going to be me. Then I actually became a mom….and every idea I once had lay in a puddle of slime on the floor. Along with toys, pet fur, shreds of 5th grade homework I didn’t get (at all) and June Cleaver? HAHAHA. I was so wrong.
But, like all moms do, I rolled with the punches and formed my own momatude. For the most part, it worked. My daughter was happy, somewhat well adjusted (only her future therapist can tell for sure!), healthy and thriving. Then came her first holiday bake sale.
Ladies, let me tell you, when your kids start school, you are entering a whole new ball game. There’s bake sales, PTA meetings, costume contests, room mom, car pool lane mom, and oh my god, so many things! Plus, you know, work and home and sanity (or trying to keep an ounce of it). So yea, think about that- easy to get confused right? (JUST SAY YES!)
Well, I was running around like a crazy woman one week. In between work deadlines, work parties, holiday shopping, and menu planning (we host every Christmas), I just didn’t get to reading the bake sale handout. I was short on time, so after work, I ran to the store to grab a few packets of chocolate chip cookies at the store, packed them into a plastic container, and sped to my daughter’s school. When I got there, I realized I did two things very very wrong.
First- the bake sale? WAS IN THE MORNING. Two- I didn’t sign up for it, but I DID sign up to bring something for her class party. Apparently, I had checked the pizza box on another handout (what is with all these handouts? Seriously!), and just completely forgot. I felt terrible. I thought, right at that second that I was a Bad Mom, and imagined my daughter, driving a getaway van, and saying her life of crime was because I forgot to bring the pizza. Once I snapped out of it, I was beet red, and immediately apologetic to her teacher. Sofia’s teacher just laughed it off. She said I wasn’t the first parent to make this mistake, and I wasn’t going to be the last.
Sofia? Didn’t even notice. I looked over, and she was grinning ear to ear, having a blast with her friends, and when she looked at me, she ran over to me, and gave me a huge hug. The impending doom I had imagined, all washed away and I knew, that even when I have those Bad Mom moments, everything would be OK.
This year, moms take center stage at Christmas! Plan your BAD MOMS NIGHT OUT! Send your best mom friends an Evite to a fun mom’s night out to see “Bad Moms Christmas.” Evite is always the easiest way to bring friends and family together for any event and Bad Moms Christmas is one you want to share with your mom friends as you laugh over every holiday fail they have on screen, that matches your own.