So.... sometimes on social media peoples lives look perfect. They post only the most adorable things that their kids say and do and only post pictures where their house is spotless and their kids are in super cute trendy clothes.
I will admit that I am totally guilty of it. But, here's the reality...
Right now, my kids are still in their pj's with unbrushed hair, (and teeth, let's get real) watching the "Fight song" music video on YouTube over and over (its their anthem, ok!).
Yesterday, when these pictures were taken, I had a whole restaurant talking behind my back about what a mean mom I was.
The morning was terrible. They were physically fighting all morning, yelling, not listening to a word I said (or yelled), and telling me straight out "NO!" when I asked them to clean up their mess. I was trying to get my stuff ready for my employees for the weekend, call clients, book gigs etc. They were doing all that they could to make that impossible. I was at my wits end by 11am.
After running some business errands, I took them to lunch at a cute place. In line they were poking each other and whining so loud that people were staring. As I'm paying for our food Landon spills his huge lemonade all over the place (after being told not to play with his cup repeatedly). I scolded him for not listening and explained (sternly) that spilling was why I didn't want him playing with the cup. I got him a refill and we moved tables so they could clean.
Landon then (2 min later) spilled his brand new lemonade all over a lady and her purse!!!! This time I grabbed him, made him apologize and sat him down. I then told he wasn't getting another lemonade. (We had 2 others on the table, the kid wasn't gonna die of thirst) He then proceeded to scream/cry so loud that it hurt my ears and I'm sure everyone else. I told him he couldn't have any macaroon either cause he clearing couldn't listen or behave well in public. I was ready to pack up our food and go.
The ladies at the table he spilled on started whispering about me and how mean I was. I even heard one say that she wanted to confront me. Another lady brought him over a lemonade. (since the 2 on our table weren't enough and his ogre of a mom wouldn't buy him yet another) The whole place thought I was this terribly mean mom when in reality, this lunch was their final straw for the day. I was embarrassed, I was tired, I was overwhelmed!
They then proceeded to not eat their lunches and I lost my appetite from having so many judgey eyes on me.
Of course they got their macaroon, cause I paid $6 freaking bucks for it so I didn't want to waste it. And, to top it off, Landon proceeded to spill the lemonade the lady bought him. (3 lemonades in 1 lunch people...3!)
The moral of this post is that being a Mom is so tough, it can down right suck! People are nosey and will talk about you even though they have no clue what else has been going on.
And the reality is rarely what people post. So, don't ever judge your day to day to their "made up" highlight reel.
Yes, some days I want to pull my hair out and give up . This day definitely wasn't my favorite.( You couldn't tell by the "my life is perfect" pictures though, could you?)
But, I still wouldn't change it for the world. They may drive me crazy but, I love them to the moon and back.
Mother of 2 wildlings, Ex Disney Princess and Fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer