About a week ago, Huff the Hubs and I decided it was time for Huff the Babe to upgrade to a “big boy bed”. We took the crib apart and assembled his Lightning McQueen bed. He was SUPER excited about his “car car” bed and we were interested to see how it went. He did SURPRISINGLY well. Better than we could have imagined, actually. Nothing like when Huff the Tot first got her princess bed. It was a lot like this:
Do any of y’all have a picky eater in your house? I do.
Well, my kids aren’t so much “picky” as they are selective. They’ll eat chicken nuggets on day and rave about how good they are. The next day, however, they will declare that nuggets are disgusting (blasphemy!) and the only thing they want is dried spaghetti noodles that rolled under the cupboard two weeks ago.
I know I can’t be the only parent who’s dealt with this, because the folks over at YouTube channel The Dad have made a hilarious video featuring the trials of a picky eater, parodied of the show we all know and love: Fixer Upper.
I’ve said it a thousand times before and Imma say it again: motherhood is hard. Not only because we’ve created tiny versions of ourselves that know how to outwit and outlast us with their never-ending supply of energy, but also because of our worst enemy: ourselves. We put an enormous amount of pressure on ourselves as well as other moms.
I’m not too proud to admit that I have done my fair share of mom-shaming. I’ve seen the mom with an unruly toddler at Target and thought, “Sheesh, make that kid quiet down! Be a frickin’ parent!” And I’ve also been the mom with an unruly toddler and felt judgmental eyes on me. Its not fun. Its not cool. And I have been working on doing better. This video making the rounds on Facebook has actually been a kick in the pants to me to 1. Stop putting so much pressure on myself and 2. Stop putting unknown expectations on other moms. Just watch this video and you’ll be able to relate:
I’ve been in summer mode the past week–no major plans (sans the garage sale I had over the weekend; worst idea ever), no real schedule, and pretty much just doing whatever and hanging out with my tiny humans. That being said, my house has kind of been a pit lately.
I know that a lot of you have your kiddos home allllll day long now that school’s out and I’m sure your house will be pitted out soon as well. Which means we can ALL relate to this video from The Dad:
Happy Monday, Mommas! How was your Mother’s Day? Great? Awesome? Stressful? I have a feeling most of us woke to messy kitchens, clothes thrown all over the house, and a host of other chores that need to be done since we “took the day off” yesterday (<– that was sarcasm in case you didn’t pick up on that).
Need a little pick-me-up to help you get back in the groove? Take a minute to find a quiet spot (I know, what’s that?!) and watch this video! Then get back up and slay, Momma!
Happy Friday, peeps! Let me tell ya, I don’t know if I have ever felt so ready for the weekend. This week has been insane. Huff the Tot had the stomach bug and this momma’s been scrubbing poo off the carpet for several days. I’m SO ready for Mother’s Day so I can kick back and relax!
Do I note a look of panic in your eyes? Did you forget this weekend is Mother’s Day?! Don’t worry! I’ve got your Mother’s Day gift guide for every type of mom!
On Her’s Day Thursday, I highlight incredible women. And guess what? Today, I’m highlighting YOU. Yep, you, momma! The hard-working, diaper changing, soccer uniform washing, tear wiping, teenage sound board that is YOU. You are amazing!
So many times in this journey of motherhood, we get wrapped up in the stress, worry, and hardship. We think we’re not good enough and spend our evenings before we fall asleep telling ourselves we should’ve been more patient, should’ve read that fifth book, or should’ve allowed our teen to go to that party. We think we’re doing a terrible job and wonder what our kids think of us.
Your kiddos love you exactly as you are, where you are. They don’t care if you didn’t make a Pinterest-worthy snack for after tee ball. They don’t even notice if you haven’t lost the baby weight. And let me tell you that they probably rejoice when you’re too tired to cook and opt for pizza instead.
Don’t believe me? Check out this inspiring video from Care.com: