A friend of mine on Facebook and in life who is also a mom raising a 3 year-old kiddo by herself (explained below) posted this on Facebook on Jan. 31. 2016. I think it’s absolutely brilliant and necessary. If you’ve ever been into a niche of blogs you likely picked up on common threads, thoughts, and trends. The niche here is “Mommy Blogs,” written by moms (presumably) about their child rearing, parenting, advisory efforts and often make it appear to be simply easy. And some of whom are very authentic. Regardless, this post was timely in that we’re easily inundated with information we seek… My inbox is about 40% Unreads from blogs, sites, or apps I tried a few times and *might* revisit, shrug.
So… here ya go.
Why I’m Unsubscribing From All the Goddamned Mommy Blogs
For fucks sake.
After a day of taking my kid to the skating rink and bowling alley and celebrating the birthday of my best friend, I finally get my threenager to bed (at like 12AM, I shit you not) and I scroll through my Facebook bullshit only to find out that I’m…
…a douche bag…
Those moms at home, those moms at work, the moms with 3, the preggers ones…it’s such a fucking kill joy. I’m doing it all wrong. Somehow, some way.
Being a parent.
It blows sometimes. More than sometimes…
I’m a single mom of a 3 year old. There is no dad to take her every weekend. (Not a bad thing, he’s batshit crazy)…I’m the Saint and I’m the Asshole. 24 hours a day.
But for fucks sake…
It seems like there’s a constant reminder. A spotlight on the shit stew of parenthood.
Maybe you haven’t found the right wine. Or right friends. Or family.
Get yer blog on.
But why am I fucking subscribing to this shit?!
I realize it’s written with the intent to let you know that you’re not alone, but…
For fucks sake.
This little asshole sleeping on the couch. The love of my life. Is really awesome. And in the little bit of free stupid browsing time I have, I don’t want to read about the negative shit.
I want to be reminded of the good shit (and there is enough of it to go viral)
….You don’t wanna have a 3rd kid (I don’t care why, just don’t),
you don’t know if your kid is gonna be ok because he ate formula (he will), you’re afraid your kid will be weak because you co-sleep (my head strong a-hole 3 yr old proves NOPE. Hell nope.)….
I have a feeling we shared some pretty helpful and relevant shit back in the day. MORESO! I think we supported each other much more personally.
You want to relate?
Make a meal. Offer to babysit. Clean the house. Sit around and talk the shit out of parenting…there’s a lot to be shared.
But don’t post your negative bullshit online. Women don’t need that. Men don’t need that. And kids don’t need their parents fed that.
So I’m Unsubscribing.
I don’t want to hear about why you aren’t doing this or that. Or why you’re judging someone for doing this or that.
My little asshole is 3 and she can’t help it. Scientifically, her brain just can’t control the ups and downs. And she is bright, and funny, and gorgeous, and way more outgoing than I’ll ever want to be…she’s got a charisma that I can’t begin to describe.
Write more stories about that. Meet me in person to focus on that stuff.
We’re all doing the best we can. Did they wake up alive? Were you parenting out of love?
Good on ya.
That’s the manual we’re all searching for…