Well, hello! Heather here. A thirty something – ouch – mom of two boys, ages 3 and 4, just trying to survive.
Ok, that’s dramatic. But sometimes motherhood is dramatic. And HARD. I remember before I had kids there was a laundry list of things I SWORE I would never do. You know the list. Hell, you probably had one of your own. Here is what my list – AKA Delusions of grandeur – looked like:
Things I would NEVER do as a Mom:
- Let my kids watch tv/Netflix/Hulu/YouTube or use any electronic devices.
- Allow my children to eat anything that is not organic or nutritious. Under NO circumstances will my children be allowed to eat any fast food or sugary foods.
- Allow my children to act up in public. I would be so insanely strict that people would dub me the new “Tiger Mom”. My children would be the most well behaved kids anyone has ever seen. I would run all of my errands with ZERO meltdowns, tears, sassy mouths, or inconveniences.
Oh, how naïve I was. And I know, there are many moms out there who make this list look like a complete cake walk. I applaud you, I really do. I wish with all of my stressed out little heart that I could be on your level, but, I’m not. Not. Even. Close. As a matter of fact, as I sit here now, my children are eating dry cereal and watching Puss In Boots on Netflix winding down from our trip to McDonalds and the grocery store where I threatened to call their dad 3 times.
Moral of the story: I don’t have it all together, and you know what, that’s OK. My kids are happy, healthy, safe, and they know they are loved.
Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. My children are my world and I love them to pieces. I would do anything for them but sometimes, these sweet angels babies, can be jerks and Momma gets tired and needs a drink. Or maybe just a nice hot bubble bath ALONE.
So to the momma out there struggling, or locking themselves in the pantry for a few moments of peace, or crying in the pick up line because life seems too much, I hear you. I see you. I AM you. We are all in this together. Remember, life isn’t what you post to social media. Life is all of those 100s of other pics that didn’t quite make the cut.