Tuesday, March 10, 2015

5 Times When Moms Have to Grin and Bear It



Motherhood. It's something that has truly changed my life for the better. I have these 2 little people who have given my life purpose and have shown me what it means to love completely and unconditionally. They bring me joy. They make me laugh every single day. They're my world. 

And yet...

C'mon. You knew there was a BUT coming. And here it is: 



1) At Chuck E. Cheese. Hell on Earth. Hands down. I don't know you, founder of Chuck E Cheese, but I'm convinced you are one of those people who takes pleasure in the pain of grown adults. 

"What, little Johnny? Oh, you don't have enough tickets to get the giant, useless, noisy, plastic thing because it's 1,000 tickets and you only have 52? You're quite right, this clearly requires a full-on meltdown."

2) At the Swimming Pool. A place where the kids can splash around and have some good, old-fashioned, supervised fun. Right? WRONG. It's place where the kids can complain about having to wear sunscreen, can whine about the fact that people will see their bellies (?), and can refuse to go into the water, until 5 minutes before it's time to go home. Cue full-on meltdown. Again. 

3) At any gift-giving occasion - birthday, Christmas, whatever. A time when you buy your child EXACTLY what he asks for and he bursts into tears. #AssholeParent

4) At any meal time ever. No. I don't even want to talk about it. Just no. 

5) At home watching cartoons/kids' movies over & over. Everything is NOT awesome. Let's lose Nemo. To infinity andddd nobody cares! Do you want to shoot a snowman? Monsters Stink. 

Woosah. Moms, it's OK. I feel your pain. Now, put on that lipgloss. Stand a little taller. Smile a little brighter. Hold those little hands. And love like your life depends on it. Because it does. 


*Linking up with Dean and Courtney for #TWSS. 


P.S. Don't forget to join us on Weds, March 11th for Write or Die Wednesdays! Our writing prompt this week is: Which song brings back memories for you and why? The prompt was inspired by "Springsteen" by Eric Church. Hope you join us and happy writing! xo


21 comments:

  1. I sympathize. Having recently spent four days with a three-year old, I saw first-hand how hard it was for her mom. A blessing, of course, but hard hard work. I respect your effort and dedication.

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  2. BAHAHA!!! Girl, you had me choking on my coffee with #5!!
    I haven't been to a Chuck E. Cheese in YEARS, thank goodness. That place gives me the heebie-jeebies. #SorryNotSorry
    I cannot lie I do have a few good memories at Chuck E. Cheese. :)
    Thanks for joining us!!
    XOXO

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  3. hahahaha oh man, the first time I heard "everything is awesome" my first thought was "yeah, parents are going to hate that one..."

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  4. Yes, yes, and yes!
    I actually worked at CEC in high school....and liked it. NOW I hate the place lol. When I was working there we were allowed to play the games after closing and eat free pizza so I'm sure that had a lot to do with my enjoyment of the place. Now when I take the kids I dread every moment.

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  5. Oh Chuck E. Cheese. My niece loves that place. We were just there for her birthday party and I swear I was miserable the rest of the weekend from all the over stimulation of that place. It's like Vegas for children! All the lights and noise. I cannot deal! Thank you for the chuckle this morning! XO

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  6. Nice little reminders of why I'm glad I'm now a Nana & my grand children never ask to go to Chuck E Cheese...who came up with that name anyway?

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  7. Hilarious about the cartoons/movies! My niece and nephew are always watching the same thing over and over and over...ahhhh!

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  8. AMEN. Just yeah. We love this job of ours, but sometimes... yep. :) It's been a while, old blogging friend!

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  9. Hahhahaa. Now, I have a few new ideas for places to people watch *rubs hands* Let the meltdowns begin!

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  10. This could be applicable for women with people like younger siblings to deal with. I feel you. :)

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  11. Thank you so much! :) It is absolutely a blessing, but boy, it's exhausting sometimes. :)

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  12. I love Chuck E. Cheese... if I could go without the kids and play skeeball, I'd be in heaven, haha. :)

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  13. Right?! Oy vey. Stupid Legos. Stupid Movies. :-)

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  14. LOL, yes, I dread every moment, too. I feel like if I could go on my own and play skeeball, I'd have a blast. ;)

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  15. LOL, Vegas for children, I love that!!! So true. Thanks, Courtney!

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  16. LOL, who knows. And why have a mouse as your brand? Especially in a place where kids play and people eat food. Haha. Doesn't make sense to me. ;)

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  17. Lol, oh my goodness. I don't mind it 2 or even 3 times. But more than that, and I go BONKERS. :)

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  18. April! How are you?? It's been so long, hope you are doing well.


    So true, I love being a mom, but there are days... whew. :)

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  19. LOL! I totally picture you doing that evil Mr. Burns laugh from The Simpsons. ;)

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  20. Oh yes, so true!!! I'm an only child, so I didn't get to experience the sibling dynamic, but I'm sure they could definitely relate! :)

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