Janelle In Real Life: Some days are hard... but mostly life is great.


Some days are hard... but mostly life is great.

So this morning I was reading this blog post which mostly made me crave Jamba Juice. But also I was like, hey... yesterday was not my best day either.
Some days as a mom are just ridiculous. You're so freaking tired and you still have to function and make sure that everything is going well for baby. And it is so insane how much even my little 6 month old can pick up on how I'm feeling. If I get upset because he's being fussy, he can tell and it just upsets him even more. Often I have to take a minute to breathe and be calm so that Carson can calm down too.
Well anyway, as I was reading her post she linked to this which was definitely what I needed to hear. I seriously experienced the exact day that this girl was talking about. If given the opportunity, I could have gone to sleep for the night at 4:30 and been good. But guess what? Those days happen and it's ok to have a hard day.
I also loved what she said about not listening to people who criticize you for your parenting tactics. I can't tell you how often I hear someone or read what someone says on the internet about how you should parent your child in a certain way and if you don't do it that way them you're a horrible mom. Seriously... those people need to STOP IT. If breastfeeding didn't work out for you, you are still a great mom. If you are sleep training your baby (or if you're not) it's ok... you are still an amazing mom. If you are a working mom... well then you are just a superhero. At the end of the day, you are doing the best thing for your family and no one else should criticize you for doing that. Just some thoughts.
So today I am going to get a smoothie and maybe do some retail therapy (all with child in tow of course) because every crappy day should be followed by a really fun one.

1 comment:

  1. Girl, you are just the best (and hottest) mom ever. You're so worth that smoothie and the shopping. Glad you could read the parenting post!