Let’s face it… Motherhood isn’t glamorous. We aren’t perfect, unless you are a sanctimommy, then you can do no wrong. And during the course of any given day our feelings for our kids can go from wanting to rip our hair out to not being able to give enough kisses. The good days are great and the bad days end in wine, lots of wine. We have been house bond for quite awhile settling into our new life in Canada and I began to notice a few common thoughts I have daily.
10 – Holy hell kids are hard, like freakin hard.
9 – I will pay someone $25 to change whatever is in that diaper.
8 – Okay, it’s time to stop FB stalking all my friends who don’t have kids.
7 – I just want to sleep for 5 consecutive hours, just once.
6 – Hoooowwwwww can you possibly still be hungry for more food?!?
5 – How can I possibly look you straight in the eye and scold you for something I think is hilarious?!?
4 – Where is the duct tape, I won’t use it, I just want to have it in sight.
3 – How the heck do I hide my indulgences in the car now that P is forward facing….?
2 – Wait I’m confused… Are you Dr. Jekyll or Mr. Hyde? I can’t seem to keep up.
1 – Wait till I tell your first relationship what you just did!
Please tell me I am not alone in some of these. Have any to add?
I started this series over a year ago in hopes of opening up a little more about my experiences as a mother. Although I like to make this blog a happy place, motherhood often throws us curve balls. We are emotionally and physically challenged daily and sometimes at the end of the day we go to sleep with regrets. Did I yell too much? Did they not get enough attention? Why did I let them eat chicken nuggets? The truth is, we aren’t perfect and that’s okay! Life isn’t suppose to be Pinterest perfect. We can focus on those moments, but sometimes we need to reflect on the outtakes to get the full picture of motherhood. This series is about being real. Sometimes controversial. But never sugar coated.