Parenting, Relationships, What's On Our Mind

Mums, we’ve got proof you’re doing SO much better than you think

Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
September 15th, 2015

It can be really easy to get swept up in the seas of motherhood. We try and navigate our way around the never-ending oceans of washing, homework, dinners, working, packing lunches, school performances and ironing and most of the time, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning. Try as we may to get it all done, eventually, somethings gotta give.

That ‘something’ might be in the form of a bit of mould in the grouting on the shower tiles. It might be giving the kids an apple and savoys for breakfast because you haven’t gotten the shopping done, or losing your shit at your kids or your partner for asking what’s for dinner. It could be sending them to school in an un-ironed shirt or letting them play the iPad for hours while you furiously try to make that final deadline. It might be resigning yourself to take-away for dinner (again), or even missing out on the bed time story.

I wonder whether the desire to have everything done, to have everything perfect and never slip up, is a pressure we put on ourselves as mothers. Because really, it appears that our kids aren’t really too fussed by our so-called ‘shortcomings.’

A new video from Ski features several children discussing their mothers and their ‘faults’ all while the mums cringe while watching in the other room.

It’s funny because it’s SO relatable, but also sad that according to a survey by Ski, 40% of mums feel pressured to be the ‘perfect mum’.

If you’re a mum and you need a little re-assurance, please watch this short video….because it proves that regardless of the moments where it feels as though the seas are taking us under, that’s not the stuff our kids focus on.

They care that they are loved, nurtured and cherished by us; and although we’re not perfect, we are perfect to them. And that’s all that matters, right?