Sometimes when I look at others' pictures, facebook posts or blogs, I really think that I am not doing enough. I know that one of the hardest parts (mentally) about being a mother is the comparing that gets done.
But, sometimes, I just can't help falling into that trap!!!
I think I fall into it because there is a part of me that wants to be supermom and wife, but part of me that wants to be laidback mom and wife. You know the kind... they say they like a "lived in" look and they REALLY mean it. They go to bed with chores undone and sleep just fine. They leave the kids with a sitter and don't get annoyed bc said sitter put the dishes in the wrong cabinet. The leave the kids with a sitter, period. Come on... you know the kind! I want to be her.
BUT, I also want to be Bree Van de Kamp Hodge. I do. I want to be beautifully coiffed. I want to have a lovely house. I want to prepare home cooked meals every night.
I look at others and constantly make excuses for why I am not doing what they are doing. For example, my kids are 16 months apart and still very young (under 2.5) and I constantly use that as an excuse for why I am so: messy, tired, forgetful, behind in housework, short-tempered, out of shape, and so on and so forth.
And then I feel like I am making excuses, where others are taking action. Which leads to guilt and depression. Which leads to laying on the couch making more excuses. (Well, that is an exaggeration--I never get to lay on the couch--did I mention I have two tinies at home?)
But the point is that I am guilty of falling into the big mommy trap. The one where I am just not good enough because there is someone out there whose kids don't whine. Or are potty trained. Or talk in full sentences. Or whatever...
But I am getting better and, at the end of the day, that's all that really counts!