What I think moms should remember is that… YOU. ARE. A. BADASS.
A mom of three have a love hate relationship with getting out of the house. Yay because we aren’t stuck in the house and we can see what light looks like and shit because it’s a hassle to pack up the whole house + kids + manage your sanity with trying to get your kids to act like they have been sent from above to behave in public. So here I am with three kids at a doctor’s appointment. Ill sum it up for you, there was lots of crying, yelling “no”, hitting heads on doors, papers flying away in the parking lot, toddler running around in the parking lot, my heart stopping at least 3 times, only one hand to pick up a toddler and put her in her car seat. Of course, we can’t leave the parking lot without boobie feeding the little one.
You may think it’s done…
I wanted something “healthy” for lunch and of course the girls wanted McDonalds. Yeah, they are on opposites ends in the city. I still did it. I hopped on Panera’s app on my phone and ordered my food, so I don’t have to lug all the kids in there just to stand in line and get my food to go. I sprint in because I left all the kids in the car thinking my food would be sitting there on the desk ready to go. Well it wasn’t, so I sat there for a minute and had anxiety shitting myself about the kids in the car and ran back. Sitting there waiting maybe another 3 minutes and sprinting back in again and thank god it was ready.
Well I started to leave and I just hear this rumble of wet juicy poop come and join us on this earth + she wont stop crying. So, I find myself just in the next parking lot over. We got far. Not.
I’m that type of mom that will park in the middle of the parking lot like I’m in a deserted desert just so I won’t be seen. Not only did she poop and want to be feed, she had a blowout. So, I change her + feed her, while Kinley, my oldest is in the far back seat, starving I’m sure. She says to me “I want to wait to eat my food at home with you mom so its not so hard on you”. She’s 4 + it’s a 30-minute drive to get home. Bless my baby girl.
But days like that is when moms should feel like putting their cape on and putting their hands on their waist because that takes a lot of patience and love to not loose your shit and just break down. We everyday grow + teach little humans how to live. How to build their dreams. Not only are we doing everything for them, but we still TRY to maintain self-care. We give up most of our self-care time for our babies + we don’t think twice about it. Mothers well let’s say stay at home moms are underrated. If everyone thinks it’s so easy wouldn’t everyone be doing it? Wrong. It takes a strong woman to be able to do it without running into a mid-life crisis, losing their mind, forgetting who you are, or even feeling alone in life. So, I’m here to say you are a badass and a Rockstar and I appreciate you. Applaud to you. I love being home and wouldn’t trade it for anything so I’m not here to bitch and just be told “so go get a job”, “go out with your friends then”, no that’s not what I want to hear, what I want to hear is thank you, I appreciate you and what you do every day +I like to hear that often. So, I dare you to talk shit about stay at home moms, because you don’t even know. I love you moms.
A funny mom joke: I called my OBGYN today to ask for an IUD application.
Its just me, being Courtney