We're only human after all.
I'm on my third Monster Energy of the day, closest thing to laundry I've done is pulling a pair of pants for my daughter out of the dryer and once again... I have forgotten to eat.
One sec, I gotta grab some chips or something.
We're all human. All of these people we see who seem to have the perfect lives on social media... do not have perfect lives. Guys... I can take a photo of my newly clean child on a freshly vacuumed carpet too. Meanwhile... everything outside of the camera lens has small chocolate fingerprints on it and I have been wearing the same pants for two days because walking around in my underwear in front of my kids is frowned upon.
There are days when some of us can't get out of bed, where making a microwave dinner is the closest to gourmet we're going to get and days when we play a game called 'What's in my child's hair'.
No one is immune from such days.
Yes... even you Pinterest mom.
We look at ourselves as failures if we do not live up to the standards that the television and internet has so kindly displayed for us. Seriously, how is every room in the show 'The Big Bang Theory' always spotless. This is the précised reason why so many mothers are running around like chickens with their heads cut off when someone is coming to visit. Thinking things like
I'm going to look like a bad mom.
They're going to think I can't keep house.
I don't want anyone to see my depression laying all over my Livingroom.
I've had these thoughts; you've had these thoughts and even your grandmother with the home like a museum has had them too.
This is probably never going to change, and that's okay.
I have a favorite book called How to Keep House While Drowning by K.C. Davis.
The book goes over everything I have listed out for you today and even ways to lower the anxiety level it gives you. I'm aware that it is perfectly easy to say let it go, but much more difficult to put those words to use. I've had to fight through it. You're not alone.
If you run into these issues. I highly suggest that book.
We all want to be perceived as a person who's got their crap together. Someone who can handle tantrums without complaint, resolve financial blunders at a moment's notice and be the kings and queens of work life balance. Yet, we're not fooling anyone.
So, what if our children have chocolate mustaches, our laundry is piled under a blanket in the laundry room and we're robbing Peter to pay Paul at times.
We're still breathing and spending time with those that love us.
Don't sweat the small stuff guys. Remember, that Pinterest mom has cheerios in her couch and French fries in her car just like the rest of us.
🧡Shine Bright, Kayla