Motherhood presents us all with a constant flow of infinite and never-ending choices. Bottle feed or Breastfeed? When to wean and which formula? Sleep train or soothe? Work or stay home? Self-care or to-do list? Clean the kids or the house? We don't always get it right. In fact, sometimes, we just flat out fail.
But ultimately, there's really only one choice that defines us as parents. It's a choice that we're presented with every single day, all day. And sometimes, all night, too.
Cry or Laugh?
Somedays, a good cry is totally necessary. But other days, most days, we gotta just laugh at how perfectly we manage to fail at parenting. So when you're faced with the choice to laugh or cry- laugh, and we'll laugh with you (and at you, but in a totally loving way). And if you need to cry, by all means, let it out. But throw a little laughter in there at the end. You may appear visibly unstable, but what's new. You're a mom. You fail. And you happen to be totally awesome at it.
These 20 #momfails remind us to laugh not only at ourselves but also at each other, whenever possible.
1) Self-care is easier said than done. Take it from these two moms.
Somedays, butt cream facials and Magic Eraser chemical peels are the closest thing to a spa-day that moms can get. And who knows, these two moms might be onto something. But one thing is for sure… Keeping it real with your mom friends keeps you sane, reminds you that you’re not alone in your mom-failings, and that it could ALWAYS be worse.
2) It's not DiGiorno, It's Delivery.
We can’t all be Martha Stewarts… or even Chef Boyardees. Things be hectic come dinner time, and well, sometimes, we even fail at our mom-fails.
Delivery, it’s what’s for dinner.
3) Teach them young.
Eventually, we all learn the hard way that Valentine’s Day can be a set-up for massive disappointment. This mom is merely preparing her son for future letdowns by setting the bar incredibly low, early on.
4) When you try to discipline your kid but just end up punishing yourself.
This mom’s attempt at time-out shows us that discipline can be highly overrated, and sometimes even counterproductive.
Who really learned their lesson here?
5) Keep them busy at all costs.
Moms learn two things pretty quickly.
1. Busy kids make for happy moms.
2. Improvising is required on a daily basis.
So when this mom forgot the iPad, she utilized the resources within reach to keep her kid out of trouble. Here’s hoping she got all her bleeping bleep done, all while broadening her son’s vocabulary.