I don't know if you've ever been frustrated sometimes with being a Mom. I'm in the season of having a toddler and another baby on the way. I'll soon have two young ones under 2 and it's terrifying. Don't get me wrong I love being a mom and find so much joy in seeing them grow and change. I love these Little's so much it hurts. But it can be lonely somedays.
There was one day specifically, where I attended and event with my family and my 15 month old started to become uncontrollable. I pulled out all the tricks of the trade. The snacks, the toys, the diapers, diaper wipes, I even went so far as to let me kid put random things in her mouth just as long as it would entertain her and spare me the embarrassment of being "that Mom with the loud kid". All my work had not paid off and I was asked to leave, which sometimes as a Mom can be the worst moment of your life (well at least seem like it).
I was so upset and frustrated because in that moment I felt so left out. I was missing out on something that everyone else got to be a part of and it was not fun. I sat outside with my daughter and just watched her play, just feeling like I had to give up. Why was I so upset trying to be part of the action?
I think often times we forget how big our sacrifice actually is when we raise kids. Parenthood is not selfish or self serving. I'm finding that it's the least selfish thing you can do in life. You literally alter your entire life (and body) in order to try and raise healthy and well functioning adults.
So I want to encourage you Momma (me included)!! If your feeling lonely and left out just remind yourself that your an amazing Mom! Remind yourself of the important and vital role you play in that little ones life. They look up to you and need you fully present in their life. Don't get distracted by what you can't do because your raising kids, focus on all that you can do!! Your not missing out on much of what the world has to offer. #nomorefomo