As much as I want to go on and on about letting ourselves just “be” human instead of beating ourselves up all the time, and putting so much pressure on ourselves to wear cute clothes to the grocery store, the absolute truth is we have little tiny humans running the show. Tiny humans that don’t allow big humans (their parents) to just “be” all the time. I want to be a human being that gets to just “be” but the problem is that I’m now a human being that is in charge of raising little tiny human beings to be decent human beings, and that doesn’t always allow me to “be”.
Here are some examples of things humans are supposed to do, but aren’t allowed to when they become parents.
Eat Hot Food.
Go to the bathroom in private.
Shower in private.
Do anything in private.
Keep cars clean.
Have a cute pillow that doesn’t have something drawn, drooled, or smeared on it.
Have a conversation with another human without being interrupted.
Be allowed a sick day.
Have a selfish thought and act on it.
Walk without stepping on, or tripping over objects.
Have your own space.
Have your own air space.
Have a clean space.
Have non-stinky air to breathe.
Eat food without sharing.
You get the idea….do I need to go on? If you are accomplishing 3 or more of the above things listed, please tell me your secret. Because I wore sweatpants out of my house again today. That’s a pattern, people. And, I’m starting to get worried.
Good thing I love those tiny little humans that run the show. Because, I’m pretty sure I’ve realized that being a mom to young children pretty much means that you are denied your basic human rights. And, somebody should do something about that.