When you and your bestie both end up with your babies on a hot Saturday (in October!!!!) at the Farmers Market to work your booth….what do you do?
You Mom. You Mom hard!
LOTS of coffee and LOTS of oiling happened today! But it was well worth it!
If your week and/or weekend can be summed up by this photo, please know you’re not the only one!
Know you’re not the only one who answers the most random questions all day long……..
“What would you do if the neighbors across the street moved in and were really zombies?”
“How did the different seasons come about and who came up with their names?”
“Why doesn’t Duke have balls?”
Know you’re not the only one who warms up her coffee and then forgets that its in the microwave……..
The only one who struggles between cleaning, working or napping when you actually have a few minutes to yourself……..
Or the only one who hasn’t left the house in a couple of weeks (partly because of a messed up car and a hurricane) and got excited about going to baseball practice because you knew it was during baby’s nap time, the other kids would be busy playing baseball and you could sip a Starbucks coffee & scroll through Facebook uninterrupted……..
Know that there’s other parents out there who have a secret candy/chocolate/wine stash that they hide and don’t share with other people……..
Please please know that you’re not the only person who has ever fallen over while doing yoga in your living room, or felt uncomfortable months after giving birth because you’re not back to “normal” yet……..
There are most definitely other parents who throw away stupid toys and trinkets their kids save for God knows why when you finally get fed up with the state of their room and clean it yourself……..
Oh and guess what? You’re a good parent even if you cringe when you hear the children wake up in the morning before you’ve finished your coffee……..
You’re not the only one who gets frustrated, cries, loses your temper & then feels bad about it, takes longer than normal showers while your husband is watching the kids, questions yourself daily, laughs at totally inappropriate times, forgets to walk the dog in the midst of the daily tasks, are too tired to do anything fun or interesting on a Friday night even when you have the chance, don’t put on makeup for days, absolutely hate when you hear the ice cream truck driving in your neighborhood, feed your kids ramen noodles for lunch…
And cuss when your almost six month old pulls your hair and laughs about it……..
You’re not the only one. And yes yes yes, you’re a good parent, you’re normal and what you do is enough.
Just coffee, oil up and repeat until everyone falls asleep and you can dive into your secret stash!
Have a great rest of your weekend and week ahead! You’ve got this!
Yesterday my 7-year-old stepson asked me a question:
“What are those dark things under your eyes?”
Ahh sweet children who tell you like it is.
“That’s how a grownup knows if they need more coffee”
I actually don’t mind the circles. They’re temporary and can be somewhat covered up.
And its an excuse for me to pour a second cup…..right?
Speaking of “stepson”. I’m working on something for all of you about-to-be step-parents out there, because its a world of its own! Stay tuned, it’ll be out this week! 🙂