for days when being a mom feels like the hardest job in the world

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Let’s get real. We all love our kids. A lot. We’d do anything for them. But some days being a mom is just plain hard. Some days you just want to throw in the towel. Some days you wonder how the hell your kid is ever going to be anything sort of like normal. I get that. I’m right there with you.

So here’s to the mom whose kid peed in the bed last night and who totally just threw a towel on top of it and stuck them back in bed, because who knows when the last time she did laundry was?

Here’s to the mom who just had to haul her out of shape ass up to the very top of the playground because her two year old just peed ALL. OVER. IT. and the other kids are pointing and laughing.

Here’s to the mom who just went in the bathroom and locked the kids out just so she could eat her chocolate in peace. Because sometimes you lie and tell the children that sharing is fun and the truth is it’s not.

Here’s to the mom whose kid just spent two hours in bathroom doing God knows what but still hasn’t brushed his teeth.

Here’s to the mom with lots of little ones who is always being told what a good job she’s doing and how amazing she is and all she wants to say is, “Shut up and hold one of them, will you?” And “WHERE THE HELL ARE ALL THE SIPPY CUPS?”

Here’s to the mom whose kids are asking questions about faith and church and her answers come up short because she just doesn’t know.

Here’s to the mom who just found out her husband has been lying to her and she just feels so alone.

Here’s to the mom who just saw her son hit her daughter and who is pretending like she didn’t see it just so she doesn’t have to deal with it right now.

Here’s to the mom who is pretty sure her kid is still going to be pooping his pants when  he graduates from high school because she’s done everything the experts have told her and he just won’t stop.

Here’s to the mom who spent so long waiting for her child and who was so desperate to have a baby and now that the baby is here she just can’t stop crying.

Here’s to the mom who lost control yesterday because her kids just wouldn’t let up and now she feels like such a failure.

Here’s to the mom who is miscarrying and who has to pretend like it’s not happening because her kids still need to be fed and life must go on, right? But really she is desperately hurting on the inside.

Here’s to the mom who looks in the mirror every day and hates what she sees but who has a daughter and who so badly wants more for her than this.

Here’s to the mom who just washed that same load of laundry for the tenth time and who will probably wash it again tomorrow.

Here’s to the mom who’s having to be both mom and dad and some days it just feels like too much.

Here’s to the mom who just let her kid eat the Cheerios out of the sweeping pile because it keeps him happy and she can actually get something done.

Here’s to the mom whose teen is looking for love in all the wrong places and all you want to do is wring her neck and tell her to get a clue.

Here’s to the mom who thinks things that she can’t say out loud because if she says that thing or asks that question then people will look at her like she’s crazy (and maybe she is crazy, or maybe those people think the same thing too.)

Here’s to the mom who is just barely scraping by and who doesn’t know if there is going to be enough money to pay the light bill at the end of the month.

Here’s to the mom who sneaks into her kids’ bedroom at night and just stands there and cries because she just doesn’t know how it’s all going to turn out ok.

Here’s to all of us, trying to survive the hard days and hoping that there will be better days.

We’re all in this together and you’re not alone. We all have days when we feel like we don’t measure up.

You are not alone

 

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