Whenever I google “best mom blogs” I tend to see a lot of sunshine-and-roses, crafting, DIYing… all the things I’m not. While I don’t disparage those kinds of moms (for some, motherhood is truly nothing but double rainbows all the way… those ladies are far more enlightened than me!), for a lot of us, it sucks.
For some moms, whether they always wanted kids or – like me – never wanted kids, motherhood is nothing short of a complete mindfuck. And while there are a few mom blogs that dive into this can of worms head first, I figured I’d add my perspective to the mix!
So, once I get all my talk-to-text rants out of my iPhone notes, beware of the coming whines, complaints, and accounts of motherhood not at all from a place of double rainbows.
‘Cause, like I said, I never wanted kids. Like, never, ever EVER. It was one of the first things I blurted out on my first date with my husband, Steev: “I’m never having kids, by the way.”
He married me anyway, and a couple short months later we had a little ‘oopsie.’ Over the next 37 weeks, I reluctantly accepted my fate as a soon-to-be mom.
I had my son and fell head over heels in love. And I tell him that every day. He’ll have no question in his mind that he was and is wanted and loved. With the amount of hugs and kisses and praise that’s showered on him, he’s sure to know that he enriched our lives in indescribable always.
He’ll also have no question in his mind that his mom tells it like it is. By the time he decides to peruse the blog, he’ll probably have already heard several of these accounts about how much parenting sucked, so he likely won’t be reading things he doesn’t already know to some extent!
Because, as much as he’s loved, I don’t love this whole parenting thing. And I’m not one to sugarcoat, so… he’ll know. He’ll know the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Let’s be honest, though. While these rants are true, unfiltered accounts of how I was feeling at the time I wrote them, they’re meant to make you laugh. I strive to be sarcastic, lighthearted and fun, even when I’m deep in the depths of mommyhood despair.
If you’re not looking to be amused, this blog probably isn’t for you. But if you’re a reluctant mom like me, and need a place to commiserate, laugh, maybe cry a little (sometimes), welcome! Girl, you are not alone.