The title got your attention huh? 🙂
I did win the contest though!! Keep reading 🙂
I’ve entered into a lot of contests this year. One I actually received runner up!! I had to write an essay on what surprised me the most about motherhood. It’s on YummyMummyClub.ca, and you should probably head on over there to check it out. I am really proud of this one!!! Check out the other entries too because they are fantastic!! (Psssstttt thank you YMC and Playtex!!)
The rest of the contests … not so much on the winning side :). My sister entered me into the Walmart Mom of the Year Contest …. I didn’t win that #sadface. (The sidekick entered me the year before and didn’t win either #sadface.) I entered into another contest to win a bathroom. I didn’t win that #sadface. I entered to win a few travel contests hoping to be able to go home and visit. I didn’t win those #verysadface. I entered to win the chance to be a model #veryverysadface. I had visions of a modeling scene with any of New Kids On The Block, Adam Levine, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, or Ashton Kutcher … cuz that last one would just be fun!!
I entered into a contest I ran in my house. I called it the Wife & Mom of the Year contest. I nominated myself. I asked the imp and the sidekick who their votes were for. They said me. I won by a landslide!! I won chocolate. I bought it myself. Their votes were enough for me… … … … … … the imp did ask how I was feeling lately ….
The past year I have sacrificed. I have moved from the comforts of the GTA to rural prairies. I have stood by the sidekick as he goes through his physical and mental health issues. I have not run screaming… yet. I have been a single parent when the sidekick was unable to. I have learned how to take care of the car better. I have supported the imp as she starts a new school and life. I have supported my family as the main bread winner – it would be lovely to have a job that matches that tittle. I have learned me and the imp are horrid criminals. I have smiled through the changes in our lives. I have lead the exploring of our new surroundings when all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball. I deserve the tittle.
The thing is all of us do. Even if we didn’t win the contest. It’s human nature to want validation for a job well done. All of us as wives and mothers have done something absolutely amazing for our families this year and years past. I think you should nominate yourself in your own contest at home. I’m pretty sure you’ll win by a landslide too.
…..but ask for them to buy the chocolate 🙂
And in case you don’t ask your family to vote for you because of modesty – I will tell you!! Fantastic job this year!! #highfivesallaround #cannotaffordshippingforthechocolatehowever #sorry
Wishing you all A Happy New Year!!