When I think back to my life from school-age years, Tuesdays have always been a hard day for me. Fast forward 20+ some years and Tuesdays always seem to throw me for a loop. Take today. A Tuesday. With 3 toddlers. After getting everyone in their coats, hats, boots and more, it was time to get in the van and head to school. We got there in one piece. And I recovered from my second full body sweat since 8:00 am.
We parked. I pulled everyone out of their car seats. And I hauled our crew to their classrooms. With Lily on my hip and Joey and Anthony racing WAY ahead of me, I’m pretty sure I had mascara running off my face and miscellaneous hairs poking out of a top bun. Then something suddenly changed my attitude. Another mom walking out of school said, “you’ve got this momma.”
You’ve got this momma. After hearing her sentiments, I almost didn’t finish my drop-off. I wanted to sit there in the cold and cry. Cry because she got it. She could see I was a minute away from losing my marbles. She could see I was breaking a sweat as a result of an easy task as compared to all the other tasks I try to complete each day with my trio. Above all else, she could relate. And she understood.
Moral of the story is this: whether it’s the holiday season or summer break, life with small children is hard. It’s really bright and white on Instagram, but behind the scenes, there are plenty of moments where this Momma wants to throw in the towel. Or call for reinforcements. But there are also times I get a reply to blog posts or comments on Instagram where I know I’m not alone. Know YOU are not alone. And if you ever feel that way, be sure to send me an email or message. I’ll happily listen and share some crazy story of the day! Or I’ll let you know you’ve got this. Because the little people you are taking care of know nothing different….
Tell me: What simple words of advice have helped you keep on, keeping on, during ANY season of motherhood?!