Where do I even want to begin?
I love my kids, I really do! All three of my wild things. I don’t, however, absolutely love the attitudes, the back talk, the not listening, the sassy tones, the sassy looks and the whining. Especially the whining! There is so much more I can list but I won’t for time sake! There are many mom truths that I can explain and so many that I want to say. Know that even though these things happen, my kids are good despite all that. They have exciting moments of laughter, playing, being adventurous and more. Here are only a few mom truths I wish to explain to you.
Mom Truth One: I have MOMENTS
I have plenty of moments, or what I like to say is MOM-ents, Mom moments where everything explodes and snaps. For me these happen a lot with three non-stop whining, complaining, she touched me wild blessings I have for children. A moment is best explained in the meme above of one of my favorite movies to watch when I feel like a bad mom. My moments consist of yelling when the kids don’t get dressed or get their shoes on after the seventh thousandth time of me asking them to get them on.
More like after the fifth time I yell and ask if that was so hard to just do it the first time! I try to avoid moments but they happen! I am not always proud they happen because lets face it they are bound to happen every once in a while.
Mom Truth Two: I Don’t Have It All Together
I don’t ever have it together, I don’t think anyone ever has it truly has it all together. I am most defiantly not a Pinterest perfect mom, which isn’t real! I don’t think any mom has it together as much as we like to think she does. I am even lucky if all the kids dressed, matching socks, and on time for anything!
I’m the mom you see walking fast with yoga pants on, two different shoes, stains on shirt, messy bun hair, pulling one kid along while the other is slowly slipping my grasp on my hip while simultaneously yelling for the oldest to hurry up because he likes to walk slower than molasses. So yea “having it together” isn’t my forte! I think though that there are times where we are comfortable and content, times where having it all together seems normal.
Mom Truth Three: Having a Daughter is a Blessing and a Hair Being Pulled Out Moments
I think that raising a daughter is a little more challenging. I didn’t know what to expect but I can tell you it is both a blessing and moments where I feel my hair is being pulled out. I didn’t realize the consistent mood swings that men deal with until I had a daughter. Sad is she is only five and I know it gets worse in pre-teen and teenage years.
Mom Truth Four: I SEE THE MESS
I can actually feel the house getting dirty, like I have nerve endings in the carpet”
-Allyson, Mom’s Night Out
Before I became a mom of three children, I never cared about mess. I am a messy person as much as I have stated in previous posts.
Now I see it, EVERYWHERE!
The walls, the floor, the counters, windows, table, toys, chairs, the list could go on! I feel like I see the germs and I do my best to clean, I do my best to sanitize every day. However when the kids destroy what I have already cleaned one hundred times that day in two seconds, I have a moment. I am not a clean freak nor have germ-phobia but I feel like I see mess more than what I use to. I am super tired of cleaning but that is one thing that I will always have to do!
Mom Truth Five: Stressed Out Mama
Even my mom sees why I need and occasional glass of wine, that’s not good either (wine shouldn’t be a go to outlet for mothers).My daughter, my sweet, adorable three-nager likes to team up with her older brother, and younger brother. When they team up thought it is somewhat obvious what they are doing but one distracts one of us while the other two get what all three of them are after. I need a break from my diva and her sassy tush who is just finding her place, from my oldest who freaks out over simple things like playing around, and my youngest who is still learning! I feel like I should be bald while writing this.
Mom Truth Six: I Need Alone Time
I don’t have any, what am I kidding! I can’t even vacate the spot I was sitting in with out one of the three kids and/or the dogs following me to the next room or stealing my spot of which I was sitting in. Another example is they will walk right by their father, who is sitting on the sofa to come find me while I am taking a shower to ask for something!
Why I stay up late is partly due to me wanting me time, the other part is because I can’t get my brain to shut down like a computer. I consistently over think and think some more…..
I do know this, no matter how bad my children get I still love them and I still enjoy them. I love when my daughter smiles, or when youngest says words before he bum-rushes what he wants. Even the oldest when he is caring and kind