Like my mother I have always made sure my kids have everything they need (and then some) according to my hubby. When I look back on my childhood we weren’t well off, but my parents worked and we had a house, car, food, and clothes so we were comfortable. We didn’t have all the fancy things other kids had, but my my mom made sure we had new in style clothes for us every new school year.
As moms we make sure our kids have what they need, whether that be physical items or just love and emotional support . I have this yearning to make sure my kids have good memories to grow with them. So I do my best and truly that’s all we can do as moms or wife’s or whatever role we have in life. Just do to others as you would wish they would do unto you. The kids will fight the same fights you did with your siblings (who sits up front, whose turn it is for whatever item they are fighting over) etc. But cherish every minute for one day you will look around and your house will be a quiet home and you will miss those sounds that used to irritate you.
It’s funny how one day I woke up and I could see everything through my mother’s eyes. All the phrases she used to say over and over became so clear in my mind. I felt an enormous amount of guilt for what I put her through as a child. I hope my mom is proud of the daughter she raised, and the mother I have become.