Look, I know that sounds harsh. I get it, I really do.
But you don’t have to lie.
I’m talking about the mamas who say they love every single second of parenthood.
It is okay.
you can love your child as much as humanly possible, and still hate being a parent.
NO ONE likes cleaning up a number three. NO ONE.
If you say you love every moment and you have had one of those to deal with, I most definitely know you’re lying.
Not only that, but when everything is perfect.
When your children are all smiles and manners and clean clothes and matching socks.
Kids yell and scream and throw things. They jump in big fucking puddles JUST when you’re about to leave to go somewhere you’re already late for because they wouldn’t put on their fucking socks or they just wanted to do it themselves, because they’re tiny humans damn it, let them have their independence.
IT IS OKAY TO SAY THEY’RE BEING AN ASSHOLE.
Obviously you’re not going to call them an asshole to their face (well, not when they can understand it).
But you don’t have to feel guilty about wanting a break.
YES you’re grateful for your child.
Of COURSE you love them and wouldn’t want a life without them.
A couple hours though?
A hot cup of tea?
It is okay to want a break.
I think facebook and instagram have a lot to answer for with this whole ëverything is perfect” facade people put on.
Everything feels like a competition and if it isn’t perfect, you’re failing.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve posted “perfect moments”.
This was just from today:
You know what? She’s wearing her brother’s undies.
Not worth the argument.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!
Don’t be afraid to say you need a break.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
You never know who you’ll help by saying you’re struggling a bit.
You never know who will say “Me too!!” because we’re all human.
We ALL need a break sometimes.