Today I had one of those evenings where if you offered me Chinese food and Pepsi in exchange for my kid I would have accepted it and thanked you dearly while waving him off with a smile. 

For a while I sat thinking fuck I’m a horrible parent, like who even finds their own kid annoying? So I posted a status on fb and as it turns out I am in fact simply human and not a bad mom. 

And that if you think that feeling this way makes me a horrible parent, well then you can’t sit with us cause my tribe thinks you’re a judgemental bitch. 

So hey, listen closely… From one real mother to the next. 

You are fucking human and becoming a mother doesn’t change that so yes you are allowed human emotions, that includes wishing bedtime would hurry the fuck up!

Have that fucking glass of wine or rose tea and marvel in the fact that there’s no police tape and chalk marking off a crime scene. 

Because sometimes that’s a victory all in itself. 

And today? Today I’ll take that.

Promise tattoo

9 comments on “#RealMomMoment”

  1. Lord, my toddler is an asshole most days. I thank the gods I can pawn him off to my parents on a Saturday for my mental health. Every night I can’t wait for bed time. But that doesn’t mean I don’t love him and my heart bursts with joy when he wraps his arms around me and says “I’m happy with you, Mommy”.

    1. Exactly, you live them but oh hell can you just send them off and get them back again later? I think I now understand why mine sent my to boarding school and it wasn’t because of the “better schools in South Africa” bullshit we were fed lol

  2. I know your pain…. Our attempt at “just a little girl to complete the family” turned out to be twin boys….. I love them all so much but I do count down the hours till bed time and at times I wonder WHY ME?. Some days I prefer working late to avoid the chaos. I wouldn’t trade them for the world, but I would like a day off here and there with a good book and a bottle of wine.

    1. I’m very thankful that he occasionally goes to stay at my mom for a night which really helps the sanity. We homeschool and I work from home so we’re around each other all the time and he’s the kind of kid that talks NON STOP. Even just to himself while playing minecraft! Take my hat off to you. I don’t think I’d manage twins!

  3. We must really get him and Mitchell together sometime. Mitchell also talks non-stop most of the time. I have many, MANY moments of him annoying the shit out of me. I have had many ‘bad parent’ moments just to get some peace and quiet, it’s totally normal.

  4. You and me both! My kids sometimes drive me dilly – often just one of them but sometimes the combination is even worse – and everyone talking at the same time!

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