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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

How Do They Do It?

Okay, so after two crazy days of trying to achieve all the things a mom is supposed to do - I just have one question to ask . . . HOW DO THEY DO IT?

There are some friends of mine that I totally admire. Their children are always dressed and hair done. They look fantastic themselves. They have the patience of a saint. They shop, have a clean home, go out with friends, go to church and a million other things. And they do it gracefully. Without missing a beat.

So, yesterday, as I barley clung onto my screaming son and pushed the stroller out of the store which then got caught on the other door - I felt so clumsy and crazy! Then I held my crying baby and walked up and down the aisle at a restaurant while people stared at me. I didn't even shower . . . not a great day to be stared at. Not to mention the baby weight that is refusing to come off.

How do these moms always have it together?! AND look beautiful doing it?! Is there some secret no one has told me about?! :)

5 comments:

Brittanie said...

If there is I don't know it either...lemme know if you figure it out, okay?

Holly said...

I promise we do not have it all together. What you aren't seeing is behind closed doors. When we lay in bed and wonder why we try so hard. Being a mom is the hardest job I have ever had to do, but as you rock your two year old to bed that 10 minutes ago spilled milk all over the carpet, you remember why it is all worth it. I promise no one has it all together some people just hide it better than others. You are still learning, you will figure out how to get it all done, just give it time.

Stephanie said...

Whatever! You look good to me. I think you have it all figured out. I admire you...

Tiffani said...

Holly has it right! Those mom's don't have it all together, they've just learned how to fake it and somehow make it look easier than it ever will be. BUT... you are still dealing with a very little baby. You'll get more graceful with age (HIS age) and loading up the car to go get a dozen eggs won't seem like quite the chore that it does now. PROMISE!

Heather and Billy said...

Yup...Holly and Tiffani pretty much hit it. It does get easier. Then you have another kid and it throws a wrench and you start over. But then that time is a little easier- if only because you know a little better what to expect. You're totally normal. They're not!