Excerpt from Must. Have. Wine. A Toast to Motherhood
The Good Mother
Does it make me a bad mom because I wish it were bedtime already?? Or at least time to cook dinner, so I can pour that glass of wine, hoping my husband keeps the kids entertained long enough for me to unwind, at least a little. Maybe this weekend I can get out for a bit. I haven’t had a girls’ night in forever and all I want is to get away for a few hours. No one tugging on my pant leg, no “mommy this” or “mommy that”… just a few drinks, appetizers, and some adult conversation.
As much as we all want to be perfect and strive to be good mothers, we often feel as though we’re failing. A good mother wouldn’t fantasize about locking herself in her closet with a bottle of wine just to get some peace and quiet. A good mom wouldn’t count the minutes until nap-time, begging for a break from her children. A good mom wouldn’t dream of a getaway with her friends, desperate for some alone time away from her family. But the truth is–that’s exactly what good mothers think. Good moms deserve a break.
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