#momlife. A simple hashtag….a crazy lifestyle. In the spirit of it being International Women’s Day, I wanted to lift up my fellow mom’s out there. This life can be straight up CRAY!!! From the complete hectic-ness of first bringing home a baby who, let’s be honest, you have no idea what to do with to operating motorized vehicles and dangerous kitchen utensils on less than 4 hours of sleep to “drowning out”, I mean handling, the 5th meltdown by your toddler in an hour because you won’t let them play in the glass Pyrex cabinet to never again leaving the house without 7 bags, 14 variety of snacks and 3 changes of clothes – it brings about a whole new level of crazy-making you didn’t even know existed. Motherhood is not for the faint of heart. While I only have one kiddo (and another on the way), I can say that I have felt more emotions, more insecurity, more scrutiny and more fear than I’ve felt in my whole life. On the flip side, I’ve also felt the most love, joy, pride and awe that I’ve felt in my whole life.
I go to sleep at 8:45pm, I grimace at the thought of attending any sort of outing that starts past 6:00PM, I will not drink more than 2-3 drinks unless my son is staying at Grandma and Grandpa’s for the night, I eat leftover smashed food as snacks far too often, I hum Sesame Street and Daniel Tiger songs in my head, I notice every truck and bus that I pass on the road, I never use the bathroom alone, I only drink coffee out of a traveler mug so it will at least be sort of warm by the time I finish it and I can recite the entire “Little Blue Truck” book without even opening the book. I now look at moms of multiple kids like Superhero’s and often wonder how I’ll even make it out of the house once number two pops out. Momming is hard…so thank you to all of you moms out there who share the “real life”. Keep on sharing the pictures of your kids messes, the hilariously embarrassing things they say, the pictures of you looking like a hot mess, the “parenting fails”, if you will. They are what keep me inspired, motivated and some days, from literally going cRaZy. I want to remind you that you are strong, you are enough, you are beautiful (even in your sweatpants and non-showered ponytail), you are doing your best and you are the greatest person ever in the eyes of your littles!
What are some of your favorite or funny momming moments??