Mother’s Day is when family life can get complicated? Well, sometimes. Remember that time I spilled how much I hate it? Or what about that time I wanted to work a 12-hour day from hell because it made me happy at the time? Yeah, I’ve got a semi-dysfunctional relationship with Mother’s Day. (All this despite my most incredible and motivational ‘handle it or else’ relationship with my own mom! You’d think this day was the highlight of my year and free of all interpretive drama… ha.)
What did we do this Mother’s Day at my house? Not much of anything over the top. I took my older daughter to Sunday School — I left the little one at home because she “had lots to do” (that’s what she told me) and I didn’t feel like forcing any kind of an issue on Mother’s Day. After church, my LadyP and I went to a fun lunch at a local cafe I’ve wanted to try and ordered a to-die-for chocolate biscuit cake. (TO. DIE. FOR.) I came home to find my LilMiss and husband laying on the couch watching movies. I then did 4 loads of laundry, scrubbed my shower and cleaned up the house. Then we went to my in-laws’ for a casual dinner.
Was it a fantasy day for me? No. Was it a nice, productive day? Yes. So that’s that. It is what it is.
Let’s be frank after babies here (there’s that f-a-b again): Momlife isn’t always perfect. We beat ourselves up in the name of not thinking we’re good enough. (Whhhhhyyyy?!?!) We feel guilty. (Watch the first segment below and heed my advice!) Or maybe our own mom didn’t have the tools to give us what we needed when we needed it as kids. (Not you, my own mom.)
In the name of shedding light on the underbelly of how so many feel on Mother’s Day, let’s talk about GUILT and LESS-THAN-PERFECT RELATIONSHIPS. Because that’s what we tackled on-air for CBS Los Angeles. Yeah. We keep it REAL in LA, baby.
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