Every day, I astound myself by finding new and creative ways to feel miserable as a mom. I’ve limited this list to just five, but I know you could add to it. There’s no “right” way to be a miserable mom, so don’t be discouraged if your misery looks different than mine.
Five ways to be a Miserable Mom:
1. Have unrealistically high expectations
Expect perfection from your husband, your house, your body, your kids, and yourself. Set the bar high. Grace is for the weak.
2. Never ask for help
You are the only one who can do this job. No one else can do it right. Plus, you’re imposing. Also, you only have two kids and that mom over there is juggling three.
3. Go to bed with a sink full of dirty dishes
Greet the morning with extra dread! Waking up to sticky counters and a pile of dirty dishes is just the kind of fresh start you need to start the day.
4. Tackle a long to-do list during your child’s nap time
Pay the bills, mop the floors, do your nails, fold the laundry, start prepping dinner, take a shower…. oh wait, is he awake already? But I just grabbed the mop!
5. Compare yourself to everyone else
Take note of that mom at the playground in the perfect outfit. Notice the perfectly behaved children at the grocery store. Casually inspect your neighbor’s clean floors. Wonder why you can’t pull yourself together.
What about you? What would you add to this list? Tell me in the comments below!
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7 thoughts on “Guaranteed Ways to be a Miserable Mom”
Love it Sarah. If only we could accept that we are doing the best we can…even when we are exhausted and do nothing but watch the walk or scroll aimlessly on social media as a break from the busyness.
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Make sure you stay up too late having “me time” on Netflix or social media…adequate sleep is for wimps 😉
I’ve definitely been guilty of that one!
Believe that your child’s misbehaviour automatically means that you are failing at parenting.
Totally! Take it all personally!
#1, #2 and #5 have been part of my miserable mom experience! The were the enemies of my soul! Thank you for sharing!
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