Sometimes being a Mom makes me want to throw a tantrum like a toddler. Take my afternoon yesterday… my little man has been teething and I’m pretty sure it’s those darn eye teeth, so his appetite has not been as amazing as usual. I decided to put some extra effort in and make him the most colourful plate of food I could for dinner in the hope that he would actually eat it.
I steamed some baby carrots (okay fine, I microwaved them in the Woolies bag), I cut all 30 of them into the perfect bite-sized pieces for his little fork and I even went the extra mile and drizzled them with honey. I boiled some mielies because they’re nice for him to bite into with his sore teeth, I sliced some grapes in half and sprinkled this colourful meal with feta cheese, his favourite.
I proudly presented him with his meal of favourite things. His face lit up as he peered up to see what I was about to layout in front of him and then… if you’re a Mom I’m sure you know the answer.
And then he laughed like it was effing hilarious and pointed to his sippy cup of rooibos tea across the room. Aaaaaaaahhhh!!!! I wanted to get down onto my hands and knees and smash my head against the floor like he does when he gets mad. Maybe I did, I can’t remember… #sleepdeprived
Yip… life of mom.
It’s in moments like these when I give up all hope and turn… to Pinterest. Sometimes I just need to be reminded that I’m not the only Mom in the world going through Mom stuff – and when I start to see the humour behind my life, it brings me back down to earth and I realise that a little food on the walls, in my child’s hair and on the carpet, isn’t actually so bad. In his defense he did eventually eat about a quarter of the food off the floor. #winning #proudmom
So today I thought I’d share with you my top 10 parenting meme’s from the world of Pinterest! Feel free to share them with any new Moms who may need a laugh today.