This past week falls under the “Wow, this really sucks!” category. Over the course of the week, all 4 of my children became ill with an icky virus. I was next. A fevered haze and 3 days later, I found my way to a doctor and an antibiotic. During my time in bed, I spent a lot of time on the internet. I combed Facebook more than I have in a long time and was amazed at how much information people put on it. From political views and religious views to daily and sometimes hourly comings and goings… it is all fair game. (Guess polite conversation rules do not apply!) I love seeing people’s growing families and connecting with friends long since moved away. But as a mom, I have started to appreciate how normal Facebook status updates make me feel. Let me explain…
We are not the only family to lose technology in our house.
We are not the only family who has a seriously lazy, non mischievous elf on the shelf.
We are not the only family who runs around like maniacs to stuff after school.
I am not the only mom who runs out of dinner ideas…
Or who makes breakfast for dinner
Or ruins dinner
Or knows the pizza place number by heart
I am not the only mom who has had a complete meltdown in the bathroom so the kids couldn’t see
Or who took them selves to timeout before the wrong words flew across her lips.
My kids actually do not say the ONLY crazy things.
My kids are not the only ones addicted to Minecraft.
I am not the only one on a steady diet who posts yummy recipes one minute and a run log the next.
I am not the only woman to have a steady supply of chocolate and wine.
I am not the only mom of a child with apraxia.
I am not the only person to lose my job and think it sucks.
I am not the only person to face hard times and find a way to make it back.
In short, I am not perfect but I am discovering once again that being imperfect is perfectly normal.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your perfectly imperfect day!