“Why did you even have kids?” Is a question that people will message me from time to time. They will continue on to say that I complain about being a Mom too much. They will talk about how I am a HORRIBLE PERSON and an ungrateful Mother. Most days I simply reply with, “Thank you for your message. Have a blessed day.”
It is much safer than the message that I really want to send which looks a little more like this, “Hey! Thank you so much for making a snap judgement about my PARENTING. I like to use humor and honesty to bring Moms together so they feel less alone. Being a Mom is hard and I refuse to lie about it. I WORK 24/7, 365, and I vent because it keeps me from running away. I vent because I am honest. I vent because if I don’t blow off steam, I will surely lose my mind. I think it is best to be honest about the toughest job that I love more than anything in this world, because I want to be able to continue doing it with a few shreds of sanity. Oh, by the way, Facebook has this feature where you can scroll past videos and posts that you don’t like or agree with. It is super amazing, you should really give it a try 🙂 Have a blessed day!”
So, I think it is safe to say that Motherhood is complicated…it is complex.