So here’s the deal. Us moms, we’re busy. We’re transporting to basketball practice and skating lessons. We’re chasing toddlers and soccer balls. And our life, it get’s messy. Yesterday I had a little hissy fit over a commercial about perfect moms (you can check that out here.) and this morning a friend of mine posted a picture of her kitchen, where she was “keeping it real”. Now this mom-she’s a rock star. She has girls in skating that she loves, supports and is their biggest fan. And I love that she posted a less than perfect picture. Because that’s what motherhood is, right? It’s messy. It’s not all the laundry folded or dishes washed. So I think we need to celebrate that. Let’s give each other a little grace and a little love over our messy kitchens and disarrayed living rooms. Let’s start a revolution, one real mom at a time.
I have a challenge for you. Do you think you’re brave enough?
Here’s your mission, should you choose to accept it: Send me a picture. Yep, that’s it. Send me a picture. Of real life. You can post in in your comment below, or tag me on Facebook or Twitter and use the hashtag #GraceforMom. If we all bend a little, if we all show that we’re human, and not the carbon copies that we see on TV, don’t you think we’d all be a little happier? Maybe we’d realize that we don’t need to compete for Mother of the Year. Perhaps we’d see that we’ll all be a little stronger, a bit better of a mom, if we weren’t stressed over the state of our floor should some one drop by.
I’m not saying we should live in filth, but I am saying that life get’s messy. We all need a little grace, and sometimes playing outside is more important than mopping that floor. So, are you in? I’ll start things off. Here’s my pic.