Monday, February 15, 2016
Mom-fession: What I Didn't Tell You
To the other mother with two children under 3 in the grocery store, who said to me tonight
"I wish, just for ONE single day, I had my sh** together like it looks like you do."
This is what I WISH that I told you, Mama:
Although you saw my two girls smiling, and one happily eating an apple, before we left it took me over twenty-five minutes explaining to my toddler if she threw another 'it sounds like my mom is beating me but really I'm just a toddler-fit'... mommy was more than likely going to lose her marbles in front of an entire store...
You also missed the part where I told her if she asked for ANYTHING other than an apple, she wouldn't have play time and stories before bed. (Yes I am a class-A mean mom)
You missed the part where my toddler peed her pants right as we were leaving (for no reason, at that) and my 1-year old tried to eat a penny, then slammed her head into a wall(on purpose) when I took it from her.
The best part you missed was the 3 year old saying I was the meanest mommy alive for not letting the baby eat that penny...
You may have not smelled me, but as you told me I had my sh** together so well, I realized I didn't even put deodorant on today.
Little do you know - we all break, we all mess up, and speaking of mess-ups, I'm pretty much the queen of them. I have a shield of armor made out of good wine and sanity from having an incredible nanny who helps me two days a week.
I wish I could have told you that not for one day, or even one second, do I have my sh** together any more than you do. I don't even know if my socks are clean honestly,
But remember this, pretty mama, as long as that food you were shopping for is going in your children's bellies, you are a winner in my book, you are a soldier and a baller and a super hero with an invisible cape; and you've got this!
Because I couldn't tell this mama these words in the rush of checking out, I want to share it with many other women, because someone else might need to hear it too.