Confession: Being a mom is REALLY hard.
Sure, most days I feel like “super mom” and accomplish a vast majority of my “to do” list but then there are the days that don’t always make the blog. The days where I am just thankful we all survived and am counting down the minutes until Chris walks in the door as reinforcement. The days where Emmie gets a yogurt at every meal and I get puked on repeatedly.
You see, as bloggers we typically show the best sides of ourselves. Often times we gloss over the hard stuff and write about rainbows and unicorns. But life isn’t always pretty. Life is actually really really messy. Yesterday was one of those days for me.
It started off pretty well. I got up, got both girls fed, and even got to squeeze in a quick run on the treadmill. By 10AM though it was going downhill and fast. Bryn only wanted to be held and would wake up the second I put her down and cry. Then, not to be outdone by her baby sister, Emmalyne would start to whine and get particularly needy. Almost reverting back to being a baby herself (which is totally normal when there’s a new baby in the house). Needless to say one or both of my children were crying all day.
Furthermore, Emmalyne decided that a half hour nap was totally sufficient and Bryn thought naps were for the weak. By the grace of God I managed to shower … only to have B spit up in my hair. To top it all off? Pretty sure I might be coming down with mastitis. When Chris got home I promptly handed off the kids and went to the grocery store to refocus.
So no … I don’t always have it together and motherhood is rarely easy. I pride myself on being well organized and ready to tackle the day most of the time. This careful planning helps make our days go smoother. Then there are days like yesterday that I don’t always share about. Maybe it’s because it would shatter the image of being the “perfect” mom. Maybe it’s because I truly hate whining. Maybe I just don’t think you guys want to read about the nitty gritty. I don’t know. What I do know is that we should share MORE of these days with each other, particularly in the blog world. We need a healthy dose of reality to keep us grounded and there is no such thing as the perfect mom. We are MOMS, trying to do our best for our children. And that is more than enough.
So today will hopefully be a better day. However, if it’s like yesterday that’s ok too. These lithe people make the really hard moments worth it in the end. Even when they are being little stinkers 😉