Just say ‘that’s shit’.
A Mum who’s had no sleep, has to get up and do the chores, go to work and has to function exhausted knows it’s a phase and knows you care about how their baby is feeling and knows you might have ideas about how to deal. They know a million other mothers have dealt with more and worse. They know it will get better and know there are solutions to try. They know it’s not the end of the world and know it’s their job alone to deal with it. They know no one else can do it and they feel the burden of it all on their shoulders. They’re not looking for a solution.
They’re just looking for someone to say ‘that’s shit’. To know that someone else understands and cares about them alone in that one moment. It can be really shit. Agree with someone it can be really shit today. *Unrelated photo of smiley times when it wasn’t shit 😉* #workingmother#wingingit#itsshit#twins#sleepisfortheweak#candidchildhood
Cigarette with chopsticks🥢🤡😮#humansofjerusalem#sleepisfortheweak#hitthegroundrunning#market#clown#jerusalem#travel#thethingsyousee
#Sleepisfortheweak#Workhardnow#playlater 💚Blemishes, no make up, and air dried hair. Feeling free, excited, and with out a care. You don't have to wait to love yourself when you have 'perfect' skin, or when you paint your face on, or straighten your hair just right. Feel beautiful by who you are in your heart, own your imperfections, stand by your character, and with a fighting spirit and God's grace, you become stronger, self reliant, and more than equipped to take on the challenges of the world and find success. You become a new creation. I can genuinely say as I sit today, handling school, working two (going on 3) jobs, dancing and volunteering I'm very excited to see what the future holds. Even though I don't sleep as much as I used to, every time I wake up, I'm ready to keep pushing towards my goal.💚
💚🌱//Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See. I am doing a new thing. Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland” Isaiah 42:18-19//🌷💚
This is #motherhood.
There will always be ups and downs but even in the downs there can be little glimmers of happiness.
Last night Freya woke up not long after my head had hit the pillow... and then stayed awake for what felt like an aaaaaage. But when I went in to get her she said “Mummy back, Freya happy”. And my heart melted right there. She’s just beginning to express her emotions and a lot of the time she says she’s sad (because she has to put her coat on or because I won’t let her play with a knife- you know the usual toddler stuff) but she’s never said she’s happy before.
So, through the early hours of the night I kept focussing on that feeling and eventually she fell asleep curled up next to me.
Motherhood is hard but it’s made just that little bit easier if you can learn to focus on those snippets of melt-your-heart-goodness!
Do you manage to focus on the good bits? Can you try to find little bits of happiness on a stressful day? I promise it helps.
Love, Chloe x
Pro tip #27: when you want your human to wake up, intensely stare at them until they feel your uncomfortable presence and flutter their eyes, then pounce and lick them until the only option they have is to get up and feed you #lifetips#sleepisfortheweak#jkisleepallday
I honestly need someone to come over and clean and tidy because quite frankly it's impossible to clean when I have a small human running in between my legs, who has broken all the child locks, learnt to open all the doors, and climb out of anything that could possibly contain him (highchair, cot, travel cot/playpen)..and no I can't do it while he's napping or I will wake him up! ✨