I have some shocking news folks. This whole being a mother business is not easy. This may come as a surprise. In fact, it’s so ‘not easy’ that it makes me wonder how people who fail at life can pull it off. Cause I like to think that I’m pretty good at life but this whole mothering thing is a doozy.
In my head I’m this perfect mother who has it all together. I keep the house clean, the laundry done, and when my husband comes home from work there’s dinner on the table. I’m in a beautiful dress with my hair perfectly coiffed and I’m wearing a strand of pearls.
And in all my spare time I play with my daughter to help her development, I bake everything from scratch, I exercise and read to further my own personal development. In my head this is how other mothers are so this is how I need to be.
And yet, that dream is so not reality. Not even close.
When I’m at the grocery store with no makeup on, in my sweats and Uggs and I see the women with infant carriers and perfect makeup and adorable spit up-free clothes I can’t help but think I’m doing this all wrong.
Today was just a rough day. It felt like Evelyn cried ALL. DAY. LONG. I couldn’t get anything done, I didn’t feel great and I just sat there and held her and felt like mush. So when Chris got home I rushed out the door wearing no make up, in my Uggs and sweats ,and went on a mom date.
Mom Date: A date a mom goes on with herself when she literally doesn’t want to be near anyone with whom she would be expected to converse, be interesting, or look presentable including but not limited to spouse, children, friends, acquaintances, and enemies.