You know the look that I speak of. The look that puts all looks to shame. The mom stink eye. The look of death. Major cut-eye. As in DO NOT TEST ME eyes. One flash of this look and by the time your kid is 18…that’s all you have to do when they are acting up. A momentary flash of such a look will stop them dead in their tracks.
If, you know…you’ve administered it with stalwart precision for over a decade. Maybe.
So do that. Celebrate in your mom look, no shame. So often as mothers we get caught up in portraying an image of constant bliss, never-ending patience; in a martyrdom style of mothering. We forget that respecting our individuality and our own diverse ways of mothering is necessary for the sanity of all involved.
Letting our kids see our natural selves; letting them know very clearly – when they need to check themselves; is some good parenting if you ask me. So instead of being all hush-hush about something so seemingly trivial, such a regular everyday (multiple!) occurrence as flashing our kids the stink-eye, I decided to have a good chuckle over it.
In essence, I give my kids dirty looks sometimes. For very good reasons. I shall continue to do so in living a #RealMamaLife.
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