Sometimes, this is what being a parent looks like:
sitting alone in your in-laws' guest bedroom, listening to the rest of the family laughing and enjoying their time together while you're desperately, mentally pleading your toddler, newly-transitioned out of her crib, to go to goddamned sleep.
Sometimes it looks like stealing away several times during a cousin's open house to sit as quietly and unnoticeably as possible to nurse your infant because, if you don't, you're going to start leaking through the brand new wrap dress you bought to cover how little your tummy has shrunk since giving birth 6...or 8...or 13 months ago.
Sometimes it looks like sobbing on the cold bathroom tiled floor, adjacent to your screaming baby's room, trying to just make it through the next hour of having no idea why she's crying.
Sometimes it's wanting to die inside the twinkling places in her eyes when she's belly-laughing as you tickle the backs of her knees.
Sometimes it's not any of those things. Sometimes it just isn't enough and oftentimes it's way too much.
I know that my view is different than yours. But, in a way, I think they're all the same.
Let's enjoy it, even when it's not the vision we'd hoped for. Because even those non-scenic spots are worth stopping to take in.
#therawrites #parenteyes #letthembelittle #thegoodthebadandtheugly #whattheydonttellyou #hardestjobintheworld #toddlerbedtraining #gothefucktosleep #whyareyoucrying #illeatyouupiloveyouso #superparents #supermomma
This life of mine has been excited and I love it! There’re things I would do again, there’re things I won’t do again, there’re things I won’t do, and there’re things I want to do! 😀❤️💃🏾❤️😀🤗🎶 #thegoodthebadandtheugly #noregrets
Me: "Get it TOGETHER...I been asking yall for this!"
Simone: "let me stay camera ready so I don't have to hear her mouth!"
Jailyn: "Ma you keep making me laugh..stop fussing"
Jayshawn: "man none of this matters to me..just let me know when to pose"
Jahbron: "man I HATE taking pics bruh"
. Our "key ingredients" to these smiles..are simply FORGIVENESS & LOVE! We fail each other often sometimes daily but we forgive each other. We admit our wrongs, apologize BOLDLY, and give new grace everyday to try at it again and again!!!!
We are far from perfect but we strive for excellence! We understand our flaws are just as beautiful as our perfections they make US...US!!!
#wontbreak #forevergrateful #bondedforlife #mybabies #fab4mom #thegoodthebadandtheugly #unconditionallove #myfamily❤ #thatmomindeed👑💪🏽 #DanaRoilton