From being critiqued about product choice, sleep schedules, to awkward restaurant encounters motherhood is Brutal!
Whether it’s your first or third adding a new family member and changing the family dynamic is a very scary thing. Which requires a lot of trial and error. Motherhood is one of those things you have to figure out for yourself.
I still remember and cringe thinking about the time when I had recently had my second and getting personally escorted out of the Ritz-Carlton restaurant in Naples, Florida because Hudson batted his cup with a spoon and the cup flew off the table. An elderly man complained got in my face and the hotel staff escorted me and my two children out and we ate the remainder of our meal in our hotel room.
Things have mellowed out with three, people do tend to think you are an expert at this point. I do still have occasional awkward encounters, recently a couple did get in my face about me not picking up Hollands spaghetti noodles off of a restaurant floor. But those kind of encounters are getting more rare. And by now I have started to learn how to cook, to avoid the restaurant scenes. The most recent comments have been more about how I am going to afford boarding school, I just reply “I’m not, I’m raising my children”. Or my personal fave when people say “how good to be done so young”, -I don’t feel done and always laugh at the assumption that I am 🙂
Always remember that comparing yourself to others takes all the joy out of anything, especially motherhood & blogging in that matter. No ones situation nor children are the same.
Actions speak way louder than words. I have had so many wonderful people in my life who are always offering to change a diaper, bring a meal, even watch my kids so I can shower alone. Their have been way more of those experiences than the negative, the negative ones are just more funny to write about.
New moms get a strong backbone and do what you feel is best for you and your children, and welcome to the sisterhood of motherhood.