Tuesday, September 10, 2013
A Slice of Humble Pie
It's impossible to do it all - at least to do it all WELL.
People all around me share delicious (and time consuming) recipes that delight their families. They show photos of the lovely newly painted rooms they've decorated for their children. They tweet photos of amazing outfits they have painstakingly crafted for their children for Halloween.
Yeah... I'm not there.
Instead, every once in a while, I chuckle over some new evidence that I just must cut corners from time to time. Sometimes it is letting my children fix their own "breakfast for dinner"... on a regular basis. Sometimes it is realizing that I forgot - again - to send in a particular piece of paperwork. Or to volunteer for a "mom" committee. Or to make sure my boys don't leave the house in ratty T-shirts. At least all of their shirts are clean, right?
If you are like me, come join the #CrapMom guild on Twitter. Really, it started as a way for Kathleen (aka @gilkatgil ) and I to commiserate and support one another. We are willing to share the love with anyone who wants in.
It doesn't matter if you are a "stay at home", "work from home", "work outside the home".... or even if you are a dad. #CrapMomsUnited welcomes all races, creeds, genders, and robots.
We promise to uphold the following guidelines:
1) We will laugh and hold your virtual hand as you realize you just can't be super mom AND super job lady AND super wife AND...
2) We will help you realize you are not alone when you have to toss up your hands and give in from time to time. No judging.
3) We swear there will NEVER be volunteering, committee work, or field trips to attend.
4) Dues? Zero dollars. Have a bite of chocolate, or a cup of coffee, or some other liquid therapy - and think of us.
Sound good? Don't bother changing out of those jammie bottoms - just tweet us. We'll send you a virtual hug and a lot of chuckles.
I'm participating in the Slice of Life Challenge, hosted by the amazing educators at Two Writing Teachers. We write and share on Tuesdays. Stop by to see what others are posting!
Also - if you stop by and comment, and you are also slicing - PLEASE feel free to include your URL in the comments. With over 200 people slicing, it is often hard to go find your specific link on the Two Writing Teachers page, and I'd love to come read YOUR slice too!