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7 Ways I Know That I Am Mom Enough

“Are you mom enough?” seems to be the question of the week. The Time Magazine cover this week had all us all listing the ways we aren’t good enough in our minds.

Well this Mother’s Day I will tell you that you are mom enough and so am I.

Let me count the ways.

Ways I Can Tell That I Am Mom Enough


  • I took three 8 year old girls out for a nice dinner and missed the first half of Game 7 1 of 7
    I took three 8 year old girls out for a nice dinner and missed the first half of Game 7
    Yes, instead of watching my beloved Washington Capitals let the Rangers take them out of the series I sat with three incredibly loud 2nd graders and listened to them complain that they didn't like their $9 hamburgers. It was my daughter's birthday and totally worth it.
  • I Missed the M3 Festival 2 of 7
    I Missed the M3 Festival
    Do you know about the M3 Festival? It is a two day event in Columbia, Maryland that features at least twenty hair metal bands from the '80s. I go with my friend Laurie every year. In the past few years we have seen Whitesnake, Faster Pussycat, L.A. Guns, Winger, JetBoy (pictured here) Kix, Mr. Big, Cinderella and Tesla. It is so much fun. This year it was schedule on the weekend of my twins birthday. I had to miss it. I was bummed, but there was no choice. I knew that I had to be here for my twins birthday.
  • I drive a minivan. 3 of 7
    I drive a minivan.
    I drive a minivan. On purpose. I bought it because it has two sliding doors and a third row to haul extra kids around to soccer games and such. I drive it everywhere. I am that mom.
  • I let my son sleep in my bed when he had norovirus. 4 of 7
    I let my son sleep in my bed when he had norovirus.
    You know norovirus? The cruise ship sickness? The barfing one? Yeah, Ian had that on Wednesday and Thursday. I let him sleep with me anyway because he felt so bad.
  • I am offended by Axl Rose. 5 of 7
    I am offended by Axl Rose.
    I am not REALLY offended by Axl Rose, unless you count how long it took to release Chinese Democracy, however, now when I listen to GNR Lies and he says "This is a song about your f*cking mother" at the beginning of Mama Kin it totally gives me pause. Also, I would never let my son wear white bike shorts.
  • I let them play Kinect on the big TV. 6 of 7
    I let them play Kinect on the big TV.
    I let my kids play Kinect on the nice big TV and I go downstairs to watch basketball. (note: this doesn't transfer to football or hockey)
  • I have two healthy, happy kids that can think for themselves. 7 of 7
    I have two healthy, happy kids that can think for themselves.
    This is how I really know that I am mom enough. I watch my children interact in the world and I am proud of them.

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Read more from me on Sarah and the Goon Squad and Draft Day Suit
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More of me on That’s Right. You Heard Me:
I Told My Kids I was Santa
Kids Ask Weird Questions
80s Movie Lines I Use on My Kids

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