The next time your kids are melting down, you're at the end of your rope, you've used up all your energy and smiles and hugs and are having one of those moments that we ALL HAVE where you think you might die from either exhaustion or boredom...
To your kids, you are the BEST thing there is.
To them you are the sun and the moon and one with all the answers. You are the one with the magic kisses to heal the boo boos and the one who knows that they only like the white Annie's mac and cheese. You are the one they look for at the playground when they get scared and the one who knows what stuffed animals need to be present at bedtime.
Because no matter how often you may think that you're screwing things up and you don't know what the fuck you're doing in this role, at the end of the day you are still the number one expert when it comes to your kids and their happiness.
There is no one more experienced, no one who has clocked more hours, and no one who cares more about them, as much as you do. You are the best possible person for your job, and no amount of money or education can measure up to what you have in the eyes of your children.
Keep going mama. We know that this is a hard and thankless job sometimes, and even when it doesn't always feel like it, what you're doing really counts. And while you may not be the greatest cook, the most patient person, the best imaginative player or arts and crafts leader, you will always take first place for having the most unconditional love for you kids.
And for that reason alone, you are the best there is!