Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Motherhood is messy




I saw this a while back and it so resonated with me.  Thanks to social media, so often people can be mistaken for having the perfect life or always having their sh*t together (I'm guilty of this too - trying to get that perfect picture even if it means taking it 100 times) but just because I post a cute picture of my kids doesn't mean I have my sh*t together

I was cooking the kids lunch the other day while staring at my ridiculously messy house.  This is an everyday occurrence with being a stay at home Mom (something I so took for granted when I worked and my Mom & MIL watched my kids) - my kids are messy, they are slobs, they take out a zillion different toys at one time no mater how many times I ask them not to, but I know they are simply being kids.

I often have to remind myself of this as I stare at my house and my insides start to boil when I see kinetic sand being thrown all over the floor, or playdoh making it anywhere but the table. And the glue, and the scissors, and the paper. But my kids are having fun and really, that is all that matters. Like the saying goes, Let Them Be Little.

So if you ever think other Moms have it more together than you, think again. We are all losing our sh*t one way or another at times :)



*linking up with Our Pretty Little Girls & A Little Bit of Everything

14 comments:

  1. That meme is hilarious but oh my goodness, it is SO true. I love it when unexpected reminders like this help a mama out. Because let's be real, we need all the help we can get :).

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  2. AMEN! This is so so true! Sometimes it's easy to look at other moms and think they have it all together-- but perfect moms are never real, and real moms are never perfect! Thanks for the reminder today! You're rocking it, momma!

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    1. You're right, there is no such thing as a perfect Mom! We're all just doing our best :)

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  3. Yes, yes, YES! Social media is funny that way. If everyone just posted more of their real life moments, we could all feel a little better about ourselves. :)

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  4. Kids are a blessing but holy shit! THEY ARE MONSTERS. They are just all over the place and messy and full of endless chatter. But hey... they are ours and well we don't have it all together we have it all thanks to the love of our children.

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  5. Love this! Thanks for sharing!



    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  6. I am so so glad you posted this. I can't tell you how many times I have looked at my kitchen and wondered am I the only one with messy counter tops, am I the only one who's living room looks like a 3 ring circus just took place in there? All moms need to know they aren't alone in this. =)

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    1. Ha ha, don't worry, you are not alone!! :)

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  7. This is so true and we all have to be reminded of it often!! Its so easy to get caught up in social media. Just because the kids and myself might be dressed for the day doesn't mean there isn't junk all over the floor, laundry piled high and clean dishes just waiting in the dishwasher. all.the.time!

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    1. Yes!! We might look like we have it together but don't ever come over unexpected :)

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  8. Love this! It's so true. Social media can be a blessing and a curse but I've also come to the realization that when I see a perfect picture, I have to laugh and ask myself...I wonder how many pics they actually took to get that because, #reallife. It's all about letting them be little. I just have to think that over time as they get older hopefully the messes and order will be back in our house. Beautifully Candid

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  9. Oh man! I needed to read this. I constantly run around as a hot mess wondering how others do it. Thanks for posting. It was good medicine. :)

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  10. Oh girl, this is so true. My house looks like an explosion went off in it 95% of the time. Being a mom is HARD WORK and kids are tiny little tornadoes! There is no way to have it all together all the time!

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  11. Oh this is my life. I sometimes have to push soooo much stuff over in a picture to make it look half way decent. I am a clean person, but having kids has made it hard to keep a decently clean house. Sometimes I beat myself up over it and sometimes I don't care. But I hate seeing the perfect photos and thinking how do they do it while I can't. Love that meme!

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