Motherhood is hard.
That’s the sentiment we hear over and over and over again, right? And I would never dispute that statement because of course motherhood is hard. But aren’t we all a teeny bit sick of hearing just how hard it is? Couldn’t we all use just a teeny bit of encouragement that there are still some pretty amazing things to look forward to through our mothering years?
Here’s the thing: motherhood can be downright crappy, (and I do mean that literally because I’ve been a mom four times over now and there’s no end to the amount of bodily “stuff” I have dealt with) but it’s not all doom and gloom. For every hard and terrible moment, there are just as many wonderful ones as well.
I know that I have a tendency to complain about how hard I have it at home with my kiddos. You have no idea what it’s like, I will complain to my husband the second he gets home from work. You have no idea how hard it is to get anything done here.
He will sigh and walk wearily into the house, because it’s nothing he hasn’t heard before. He knows the drill. Cranky mama = a cranky evening and we will slog along until bedtime, when I will collapse with exhaustion. It doesn’t exactly feel like an inspiring or beautiful image of motherhood and it certainly doesn’t mirror all of those Instagram accounts I follow that depict dreamy scenes of motherhood with kids dressed in adorable clothes and moms who always have their hair done with cute accessories to boot