I'm not going to lie, so much of my motherhood has been me just trying to "keep face". I've never lied to anyone about the hardships in motherhood, except for myself. 😢
I realized that I lie to myself all day. I've told myself that motherhood really isn't that hard. I mean, how hard is it to make lunches, change diapers, and teach little kids? I used to nanny. I used to babysit. I used to teach. Granted, those careers are not easy, but apparently I got it in my head that motherhood WAS. 💚
We see so many moms and dads rocking it. We see all the happy pictures and hear all the funny stories. Clearly, we're doing something wrong if we aren't constantly happy. (LIE!!!) 😣
See, what happens when we believe the lie that parenthood "should be easy" (at least somewhat) is that we constantly let ourselves down. We can beat ourselves up over our imperfect lives that we feel should be different. 🙁
Mom, Dad, your job is H A R D. You hear me? That's not an exaggeration. In fact, I would say it's harder than hard. It's one of the most exhausting, ritualistic, thankless, and humbling jobs on the planet.
YOU WERE MADE FOR THIS!!!
Let's just take a minute to tag a friend who is an amazing parent and needs some encouragement today! 🙋