My awesome friend Stephanie recently made a plea on Facebook for people to be more honest on social media about what it can be like to be a parent. We share photos of our children looking adorable, but we shy away from sharing the less photo-worthy moments. The crying. The tantrums. The messes. We don’t need to shout about every meltdown, but parenting can be tough, and we shouldn’t be afraid to admit that.
So here’s a picture of the Popple looking really cute in her snowsuit.
And here’s a picture of her five minutes beforehand, when she threw a fit as I put her into the snowsuit. This happens EVERY DAY.
While I’m fighting the battle of the snowsuit, another mother somewhere is trying to convince her screaming baby to sleep in their cot, or listening to her toddler howl because she won’t let them eat ice cream for breakfast. We’re all going through something, and it helps to know that you’re not the only one whose kid is driving you batsh*t crazy.
So let’s keep sharing the good times, but let’s be open about the not-so-good times too. We’re all in this together.