Not. Even. Kidding. You read that correct! This Friday morning was a bit of tiredness because our 5 month old is like “what time change?”, our 2 year old can sleep until noon if you let her and our one and only son’s circadian rhythm is set to be up at 6 am any day of the week. And that means, let’s all just get the heck up at that point because the thought of someone staring at me, eye level to my face, while I lay with my eyes closed on my pillow is creepy!
I feel like I’m that mom that I literally would have said “I’m riding the bus!” as soon as I was old enough. After our 3rd baby this past June, my postpartum hair loss is greater than I’ve ever experienced, so along with my crazy bed head that gets thrown up with an insane receding hair line, black left over make up under my eyes (that’s if I even wore make up the previous day) and a sweatshirt with no bra ’cause nobody knows… it’s just craziness here in the mornings. I always envisioned myself, if I was going to be a stay at home mom with my children, they will be eating an in home buffet style breakfast. (and here my animated son would chime in with an “errrrtt WRONG!”) But I’m lucky (I guess) my children don’t judge (yet) and love sprinkled pop tarts and apple juice on the go! I still plan to strive and be that mom who makes, at least, freezer friendly breakfast meals… one day. (Ok maybe I’ll start now, because I just did a blog about this kind of talk.)
What are your mornings like? Are they rushed? Anxiety ridden? All over the place? Typically, our mornings are pretty ok around here. But this morning was a doozy. And that’s ok, momma! You aren’t expected you have it perfectly figured out each and every day! Don’t compare yourself to the shows and movies that have the mom looking like a smoke show in her jammies while the kids eat a warm, hot meal and you shuffle your feet to your spruced up hubby at the table with the newspaper and bring him his coffee just the way he likes it. Does that even exist in our society and generation?! Or did it EVER?! Psh!
You are enough, mommas! This is your new daily affirmation every day! You are enough! Want to know silly ways to remind yourself? Here’s mine from today:
We pull up to Pre-K car line and we’ve got about 10 minutes to spare. Traffic literally parted like the Red Sea with Moses this morning and we went straight on through. I’m thinking ok, this is my chill out moment this morning. Nah! Nope! My son starts screaming and holding himself that he has to potty right now! I’m like what?! I’m looking around and I see a lot of woods but I’m like heck no someone will see us. I think ok, get back buckled in your seat and let me fly down this road that a cop always sits on to find a bathroom and get the other two girls out in enough time that he doesn’t wet his pants. No! That’s not going to work! Little dude is legitimately about to go and… bam!! A brand new cup from an event we just went to rolls down the aisle of my Tahoe and I’m like “c’mon buddy, you’ve got to tee tee in this cup”… y’all! Kid you not. He went for 2 minutes solid. Dude would have had liquid coming out the underside of my doors as I roll down the road had this cup not exsisted. In my mind I’m thinking my son thinks I’m crazy… but after all was said and done he blurts out “mommy saves the day!” (Insert heart bursting)
Hopefully that gave you a little bit of a giggle and you can maybe get a better idea on how our children don’t need the perfect mom or parent. They just want YOU! You are a super hero in their eyes and you should adjust your crooked crown and fluff out your cape for them! Remember that this weekend with your littles. Just BE! And save these silly memories because one day you’re going to wish you were still his cup holder and day saver as his hero! My cup runneth over this Friday morning, y’all! Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check my Facebook for events this weekend for you and your family! Make sure you pack a cup just incase!
Soda City Mom, Ashley J