As a mother how would you rate yourself?

@rup011 (726)
Germany
August 14, 2008 3:19pm CST
A mothers job is so difficult. Its actually a 24 hours job. But at the end of the day a kiss and hug from the child, really refreshes the soul. But the responsibilities are so vast that sometimes it may not be able to fulfill all of them. So how would you rate yourself as a mother. On a scale from zero to ten, I would rate myself as eight. Thats because sometimes I really loose patience and have to scold my child, which I hate later on.
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@ayenacsi (911)
• Philippines
15 Aug 08
i would give myself a 7. Nobody's perfect and there are really times when I find it hard to be caring and attentive to their needs.
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
15 Aug 08
Yes I agree, there are some times when its hard to be attentive. But still no body can substitute a mother. Thanks for your response.
@Bobbz21 (155)
• New Zealand
14 Aug 08
HI, Yes I rate myself as an 8 as like you I lose my patience with my child too, and I can growl him and take away from him what he enjoys the most, but not even five minutes later, I end up giving what I took off him, back to him. We do have a good relationship and I love it when my child can tell me that they love me and throw their arms around me and give me heaps of cuddles. The other most fulfilling thing is when my child can always ask me for help and can confide in me....
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
15 Aug 08
Oh thats wonderful. The relationship between mother and child is indeed unique. Thanks for your honest reply.
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
i think im going to rate myself 100. cause i can give everything for my daughter even my life just to see her happy and contented. anyways most of the mothers are like that. they will give everything even their life to save their kids or make them happy.
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
14 Aug 08
Yes its true. Mother is a special gift send by God on earth. Their love for their children is unselfish and pure. Thanks for your response.
• United States
14 Aug 08
I'm not perfect, by any means, but I'd consider myself an eight or so. I have a good, loving relationship with both of my kids, and I'm always getting compliments on how well behaved they are, which is great in a world where it seems that children are no longer expected to have manners! I'm not afraid to discipline them when they deserve it, but I'm also fairly permissive - I give them the freedom to be themselves and make mistakes. I do lose my patience with them, and I have days where I'd just as soon they amuse themselves upstairs and leave me be, but I think most mothers have those days. I HATE cooking and housework, things that go hand in hand with being a mom, but overall, I think being a mom is what I'm best at.
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
14 Aug 08
Thats really great. Yah I agree housework along with taking care of kids is really difficult.
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
14 Aug 08
Maybe a 7 or an 8. I don't lose my patience so much but I do sometimes get caught up in other things when I should be spending more time with them and finding out what's going on with them.
@rup011 (726)
• Germany
14 Aug 08
I thinks its natural. But patience is really a virtue, specially with kids.
@yadav8797 (1211)
• India
6 Sep 08
motherhood is the greatest relationship between the child and the mother.mother is like a god for a child,who gives birth to a child.take a child in there womb around 9 months and after that taken care of child so long.its a great relation on earth.sometimes,mother can hit or scold for good cause.but child have to never forgot that his/her mother always them.i heads of to all the mother.its a great responsibility or the role they play is very difficult. i give 10 on 10 to all the mother.and thanks for creating such a nice discussion.
• Philippines
1 Sep 08
8 out of 10. I try my best to give my kids the best possible life they could have but I'm not perfect. Although I love them all very much, I still have days when I get frustrated and angry especially when they have tantrums or refuse to obey my requests. True, being mom is a 24/7 undertaking. But it sure is the most fulfilling job I have had the privilege to be blessed with :)