I call my blog The Realistic Mama because behind the mask of the internet I am a real person. I have the same day to day struggles as you, and while I can give you neatly wrapped gift of what life should sometimes look like, there are days I cringe when I look around. So here are my 10 Confessions from behind the screen…
Let’s Be Real…I don’t have a perfectly kept house.
When there is a choice I will always choose to enjoy the moment and sometimes relax rather than clean, THEREFORE:
Confession #1 We need a 10 minute warning before company arrives so we can clean like maniacs.
Confession #2 There’s no room for baby in the pack and play because it’s full of laundry.
Confession #3 If there’s an item in the fridge that has been there long enough that it now looks like a science experiment, I don’t always clean it out, I usually toss the whole container.
Confession #4 Dishes are only done when we need counter space to cook the next meal.
Confession #5 I almost bought a mug that said A Messy Kitchen Means a Happy Home but I left it in the store because I didn’t want another dish to wash. True story.
Confession #6 When the trash can is completely full we still manage to balance several more items on top before we finally give in and take it out.
Confession #7 When I Say I am going to soak a pot that usually means for a few days.
Confession #8 Thank goodness for self cleaning ovens… anyone else?
Confession #9 I can’t remember the last time I cleaned out my “junk drawer.” It gets stuck frequently.
And… drum roll please… Confession #10 I’ve never cleaned my ceiling fans (but now that I’ve said it out-loud I just might have to!).
Bonus Confession: You should see me when I am staging blog photos, or really any photo for the fact! I always try and take a picture on a blank wall or clear the mess just enough in the background before I take any photo that might end up on social media! That way no one will know just how many things are on my floor!
I know I am not alone on this journey of motherhood, wearing many hats: wife, blogger, maid, chef, doctor, and anything else life throws at me. So tell us! Can you relate?