When you finally lay down and you are just about to drift to sleep and you hear “Mommy?!” from down the hall and you just want to cry.
When you struggle to make it to an event and everyone looks at you like ‘wow, she’s a MESS’.
When you have been up all night and go to work all day and then come home and the house is thrashed and dinner hasn’t been started and you just want to scream.
When you struggle with breastfeeding and someone says “your body naturally will make food you just have to keep trying”.
When you choose NOT to breastfeed and people treat you like you’re starving your child.
When all you want is for things to go smoothly, and they just never do.
When someone helps you and you feel a mixture of gratitude for the help, relief that you are not alone and frustration that you need help.
When that someone that helps you IS NOT your husband.
When you are a stay at home mom and people ask you what you do all day.
When people judge you for everything you do, and all you are doing is your best. And it feels like that’s just not good enough.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
We have all been there…and if someone tells you they haven’t they are LYING. There is no perfect parent. But, I can assure you that if someone asked your kids if you love them, they would give a heartfelt “YES”. Because to them, you aren’t falling short. Doing your best is all you can do, and if some days you can’t find the energy to do that then you rest so you can do better tomorrow.
I hope a bird shits on them!
A VERY tired, Hot Mess Mom.
Thank you to all the ladies who allowed me to share their MOM-ments!