I got this text from a good friend today:
“Do you ever have complete meltdowns or are you always super mom?”
I laughed out loud, and then responded honestly. No mom is super mom, and I’m far from it. Hottie has been traveling the last two weeks and my kids are feeling the toll and stress that puts on me and my (very quick) temper. The last two days were not my proudest parenting days and today was only better because I finally got to run, drink diet Pepsi, and eat Chipotle. It’s the small things, ladies, that calm my nerves!
But being perfectly honest, if my kids had mobile phones, they’d post pictures to FB of me losing my mind at them and tag them #worstMomEver.
I’m totally serious.
All moms have bad days. All moms have bad weeks. Parenting is not always lovely, in fact, it usually is NOT. What we see on FB are the good times, and that’s because public self deprecation helps no one. And I know that I post the good times so I have those to reflect on and remember when things are far from good.
Find the little things that help you survive, let go of the shame in needing those things to survive, and move on after you lose your mind with your kids. We all loose or minds… A LOT.
** (My latest post to FB after having one of those “desperate mom conversations” via text messaging.)