"I don't know how you do it. OMG!!! Yesterday morning had to get myself and the girls dressed and out all by myself since Shani was as school. I had to make 3 trips to the car. That's crazy. I would never go anywhere. Like I could not believe how much work that is. I was exhausted. I'd rather work any day. LOL!"
Yesterday, I received the BEST compliment I have ever received in the form of a statement.
My sister, who is a mother of two girls, ages twenty and fourteen, recently babysat my girls for two days and three nights, sent me the statement above via text.
I was flattered!
She walked in my shoes and she recognized how difficult day to day outings with two small children are.
I love that!
It seems like it's all too often that people see you arrive at places never knowing or caring what it took to get there. They often have no idea what it's like.
My sister got it right! "It is HARD!"
It meant so much to hear that from her. She has raised two small children before, so she could've acted like getting my girls dressed, packed, and out of the door was a piece of cake, but she was being genuinely honest.
It was exhausting.
Somehow, we mothers manage like heroes. We show up for work, playdates, and appointments. We shop, cook, clean, travel and save the day, all without missing a beat!
My baby may be barefoot, but there is a reason for that. ;)
What is it like for you managing outings with your kids?
Would you agree that "Motherhood Created Superwoman?"