Yesterday I watched a video of Babble Founders Rufus Griscom and Alisa Volkman talking about some parenting taboos and some of the reasons they actually created Babble. It was touching, inspiring and of course dead on.
There are so many things no one tells you. Out of either dear that you will never reproduce, or out of their own sheer embarrassment. I mean, lets face it – most parents don’t want to share about laying in their kids playpen in the middle of the night in an attempt to get them to sleep.
No joke – I did it last night!
But while it may not be funny at that moment in time, looking back at it hours later when I have had a bit more sleep and I have refreshed for the day I have to laugh at some of the stuff I do as a mother that I think is downright hysterical.
I know motherhood isn’t going to be rainbows and baseball practice from the get go. There are going to be bad days and things that really are going to get to you at the moment they are happening. But motherhood also is turning them around, finding the cure to the problem or obstacle and laughing about it down the road. What is life without laughter?
Parenting certainly wouldn’t be fun or rewarding if you took it too seriously all the damn time!
This is where I put my guard down and tell you a couple stories… hysterical ones. That no one told me I would be doing as a mother when I decided to have my children. All in good fun right?
If you are in the same boat, feel free to comment with your own story. Lets all show the new moms what they really are in for!
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