Bad Day Mama Blues

Sometimes when you’re tired it feels like the world is ending, even though everything is actually ok. So this is a shout out for all the moms out there who had a bad day, or even a bad week, and don’t want to feel alone. If you’re tired of airbrushed social media images of perfection, this post is for you. 

So it all started with running out of coffee. Think alarm bells and

Code red, code red: mom down, mom down!

  

A disaster of epic proportions…leading to an immediate need to at least consume extra chocolate. So how ’bout you join me? Here’s a chocolate quiz. Eat one chocolate for every time you answer yes (chocolate chip or chocolate bar? That’s up to you!).

  1. Did your baby spit milk on you within 3 minutes of getting dressed? (Hey, good job getting dressed!)
  2. Was there a civil war at breakfast over who was looking at whom, followed by the building of a cereal box wall?
  3. Did you have to chase your naked toddler around the house to get his or her clean diaper on, right before you had to leave?
  4. Did you wonder if climbing the piles of laundry counted as a homeschool sport?
  5. Did your dishes magically reproduce the second your back was turned?
  6. Did you daydream about hammocks and drinks with little umbrellas in them?
  7. Did you feel inadequate or incapable…especially late in the afternoon, during that “witching hour” before dinner?
  8. Are you getting a toothache yet? 🍫🍫🍫
  9. Did your kids run screaming or getting suddenly faint and ill when you mentioned chores?
  10. Did it take three tries to call your child by the right name when correcting them?

Well, my friends, you’re not alone! Hope you’re munching something yummy, and ignoring those little ugly voices that sneak up when you’re tired and tell you you’re not good enough. If you’re worn down and feel like you have nothing left to give, it’s likely because you gave it all already. Like a fireman, you’ve been putting out fires all day…so the smoke and dust are a sign you’ve worked hard. Battle scars!

Motherhood is a tough job, and requires all your strength and all your heart. Chances are you’re doing an awesome job…not perfect, but awesome, so keep it up, and here’s to moms everywhere, struggling to love their little ones and make their homes happy, even when disaster strikes, and the coffee runs out! 

12 thoughts on “Bad Day Mama Blues

  1. teressa.olson@yahoo.ca

    Thank you for the great encouraging message. I am sorry to hear your day was not a smooth one, but I want you to know that you are the mother I aspire to be. I admit, there are days that I am not the mom I want to be. Patience and a smile are lacking on days of great fatigue and pain. But then there are days where I look at my children’s smiles and laughter and there thoughtful actions, and I know, despite me being not perfect, they are growing up with God’s Love and Grace. I hope tomorow you will be able to start out with a great cup of coffee and your day is better😊 Teressa

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    1. Thank you, Teressa! I am so moved! 😌
      It was actually yesterday that was hard, and even then, there were sweet moments, hugs, and the little wrinkle in my 4 year old’s nose when she grins…all worth it!! 👍
      Today we had a quiet day at home after too much running around this past week, did school, baked banana bread and a yummy dinner, and feel much better!

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