You may think that I have it all together. You may even think that I cater to the supermom mentality with my blog. Truly, I don’t or at least I don’t try to. In fact. . I also dislike the pressure that comes from the “supermom mentality”. When you become a mother you are expected to care for your kids and husband, clean up after them, cook for them, drive them around, sometimes work in a job outside of the home, be present at every event, make sure your kids hair is brushed and looking good, clean up after everyone (yes, I know I’ve said that twice), all while getting minimal to zero sleep at night. The sleep you do get really shouldn’t be qualified as sleep. It is more like closing your eyes while trying to hold your child from falling out of the bed, while laying on your tiny sliver of bed space, with your arm asleep and getting kicked in the gut the moment you start to drift off. Then as you are trying to do it all right, if you mess up even once you run the risk of getting judgmental looks or comments from other parents about how “when my girls were younger I always made sure they had a bows in their hair”.
|My “Super Easy and Delicious” MUSH|
Now what? I’ve slept maybe five hours total, haven’t eaten all day and now it is six o’clock and I have nothing to feed my family. I decided to muster up my energy and take the kids into town to grab a bite to eat. All the while I am feeling guilty for not providing them with a wholesome home-cooked meal yet again. After dinner we got home, I gave my daughter (who was not pee’d on the night before) her bathtub and I rested for the first time all day. Whew. . I started to get angry at the day and curse having so much responsibility and then my kids started singing and dancing to “What does the fox say” and my thoughts immediately changed.
Right now my moment is watching my kids sing “What does a fox say” and I am going to enjoy it completely.
<3 Dick and Jane