It’s a little bit crazy, extremely fun and all kinds of strange.
So many times we share the edited versions of our parenting, which is one reason I started the Confessions of an Imperfect Mother series. Editing can be good sometimes, but for the most part I want to share the real, raw unedited stuff.
The confessions series started out playful but then turned a bit more serious as I realized there are a lot of confessions to be made about motherhood and day-to-day life. It seems every thing that we do as moms is judged and picked apart by the peanut gallery (or our Facebook friends) and sometimes we’re left wanting to crawl inside our shells and never share anything ever again.
Which is why I love confessions, and I’ve loved the way it’s grown into so many moms confessing their imperfections and admitting that they are pretty awesome moms both in the comments and as guest authors on my blog.
I wanted to start something new though, in addition to our heartfelt confessions. I wanted to share some little words of truth with you. Which is where this new series The unedited truth about motherhood comes in.
A bit more on the lighter side. Because motherhood may be difficult and wonderful all at the same time, but if we’re honest, it’s funny. Even those frustrating moments when you feel like all your hair has surely turned gray and then fallen to the floor. If you’re able to step back and look at what is really going on… it’s funny.
Sure, in the moment we might get mad and frustrated and sometimes even wonder what we were thinking for having kids… but you and I both know that we wouldn’t trade one single moment with our kids for anything. They are precious times, even when our patience is being tested or our stomachs turning from whatever yuck just landed on us from either end of the baby.
Here’s to unedited motherhood. To sharing the good, the bad and the funny.
Like this one… how I’ve been feeling lately with my son asking me to get him his milk right now, and also his dinner and could I find his toy screwdriver? and could I possibly open the garage door so he could get his toy lawnmower out? and the floor needs swept because sis just spilled something can you GET THAT RIGHT NOW MOM! PLEASE!
My kids are young, and still learning about patience and waiting for things. If I’m honest, I’m still learning those things too. This is most evident when I get frustrated and lose my patience with them because they are not being patient. See what I mean? Funny.
Motherhood is awesome, but it pretty much requires a good sense of humor.
What funny parts of motherhood have you experienced lately? Things that you couldn’t laugh at in the moment but find funny now? Share in the comments!!!