Most of motherhood seems to be flying by the seat of your pants trying to figure it all out. If you’re luck, you have a few close friends who you can commensurate with about the ups and downs and was also able to giggle in the process. So, when one mommy wrote a “You might be a normal mama IF” listing, mothers everywhere sighed with relief that they aren’t alone.
In this hilarious post, blogger Amy Weatherly managed to nail parenting by revealing all the things parents experience but don’t always like to admit. I entail, we all want to feel like we have our stuff together, but let’s be honest. If “youve had” kids, you merely … don’t.
After all, if you don’t “have a half of a box of Lucky Charms cereal with no marshmallows, because they’ve all been picked through in your pantry right now, ” do you really have kids?
Some of Weatherly’s other gems include 😛 TAGEND
“If you joined the gym for the childcare …”
” If you’ve ever use a frozen burrito as an ice pack …”
” If you’ve ever hollered’ STOP YELLING’ at the top of your lungs …”
” If you lost your keys three times in two days … ”
… all of which constructed me howling, because I did every one of them just this week.
Weatherly tells Babble she guesses the list resonated with people because, at the end of the day, “we just want to know we’re doing okay and that our kids are going to be okay, even though we messed up ten thousand times and have absolutely no notion what we’re doing.”
That’s the thing. Even with the best intentions, there isn’t a day that goes by when mothers aren’t winging it to some degree. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have or how many times you’ve is passing through it before, parenthood is unpredictable. It’s maddening, stressful, and astounding all at the same time — so it’s also good to be reminded you aren’t alone.
Some other signs that Weatherly says construct you a “normal” mama 😛 TAGEND
“If you have anywhere between 5-10 different heaps of laundry …”
” If you start a diet on Monday and discontinue it by Tuesday afternoon …”( ahem)
” If you’ve ever bought cookies, taken them out of their receptacle, put them on a platter and passed them off as homemade …”
” If you’ve ever helped your child look for a doll you actually threw away a couple of days ago … ”
Needless to say, the post had many other mamas saying SAME. Weatherly also says that for her, this connection with other mamas is key.
“If you can cry with other women, if you can laugh with other women, if you are able to share tips and ideas with other women — you’re going to be much happier, stronger for it, ” she says. “If we could all just stop wearing these’ Pinterest mom‘ masks and simply acknowledge we don’t know how to make a top knot look cute, or how to throw our kids a lavish birthday party, or how to keep our kids busy for more than 35 seconds with arts and crafts activities, we’d all be a little happier.”
Amen to that!
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