So everyone tells you how AMAZING being a mom is going to be. There is so much hype about how becoming a mom is life altering and that it is the greatest blessing you can receive. I’m not going to sit here and argue either of those points, but I will tell you that for some of us… it’s not what we expected. I love my children beyond measure, but I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure I was cut of for this ‘mommy thing’ those first few months.
I thought I was going to bring a beautiful child into this world that was going to goo and gaa like the babies on those diaper commercials you see on tv, where everyone is smiling. They never show you the stressed out mom with crap on her hands, trying to catch pee with a nearby blanket, and wishing she had a go-go gadget arm that could just reach just a little bit further to grab the wipes (for those of you not from the 80’s, just search ‘inspector gadget’ to find out what a go-go gadget arm is).
Those first few months are hard, and it doesn’t make it any easier that other moms don’t fess up to it. Many of us go to our mommy groups or playdates and smile and act like everything is perfect. Being a mom is hard work, and when all your baby does is eat, poop, cry and sleep, it makes it hard to feel any sort of reward. I know… the reward is the beautiful healthy baby. But lets be real for a minute, and help other moms out by being honest.