I know envy is bad, I do. But it’s kind of like butter — I know it’s not healthy, but I can’t help but indulge at times.
So here are some things I envy in other moms:
Easy-goingness. I know it’s not a word, but you know what I mean. Moms who have this great ability to just roll with the punches and not get completely and utterly stressed out by all the work-life juggle insanity. Like your kid spilling milk on your new pants when you’re ten minutes late for an important meeting and the sitter calls in sick. (Not like that’s happened to me or anything…)
Confidence in their choices and decisions. People think of me as someone who is very decisive and confident, but I just put on a really great act. I question almost all of my decisions, a lot, especially when they involve my daughter. I hate this quality and very much envy others who don’t seem to have it.
Super-duper arts and crafts ability. I’m in awe of some of the moms in know who come up with the coolest-ever creative projects to do with their kids. I love that type of stuff.
Multi-tasking prowess. I can multitask but it completely wears me out. When I am cooking and my daughter is playing nearby, I inevitably burn something or ruin a dish eventually. I was visiting a friend recently who managed to talk to me, cook, and feed her daughter at the same time, without flinching. Wow.
What do you envy in other moms? C’mon, share, otherwise I will feel lonely and juvenile in my envy.