“How do you do it?”
A sentence that makes most moms – moms of many, working moms, pretty much all moms – cringe.
Cringe…because I’d have to reveal my “great” secret.
*chuckle* “Caffeine and alcohol, haha……but really though….I don’t know….I just do it.”
Yesterday I posted on my personal Facebook page about a particularly kickass morning I had – me.
I’m not a Supermom…or a super anything really. I had a really great morning for ME yesterday. One snapshot in the collage of our typical week.
But, yesterday, the dishes were piled in the sink. And the laundry was mountains high, clean but unfolded and on a chair in the family room. Another snapshot in the collage.
Today, I’m not going to have the same kick ass “YAY, ME” morning. I’m going to yoga to get my brief zen on and then I’m going to come home, tackle those dishes, fold that laundry and take care of the two pee-soaked piles of bedding from not one, but two kids who uncharacteristically wet their beds last night. More snapshots in the collage.
Much less badass. Much more “boring mom stuff”.
But if it were ALL boring mom stuff or ALL badassery, there would be no balance. No moments of self-congratulation for an awesome workout in spite of being tired all the time (but NO ONE knows that, its our secret, k?) to juxtapose with the less glamorous moments cleaning up a poop accident from a stubborn mostly-potty-trained 2.5 year old and the proud moments of cheer competitions and hockey games.
All moments captured in the collage.
That’s the real life, the behind-the-scenes of every perceived “Supermom” out there. For the things we are succeeding in, kicking ass and taking names in one day, there are at least 3 or 4 things at any given moment that are messy and imperfect. I’m not doing anything out of the ordinary but simply trying to maintain a balance that creates *our* own ordinary, our collage, our picture-imperfectly-perfect life.
So, how DO I do it all?
I don’t. Just one thing, one breath, one moment at a time, that results in one beautiful collage with highs, lows, messy and immaculate, happy and not-so-happy moments of my very ordinary and special life.
No super powers necessary.
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