Thursday, November 5, 2009

We are all human!!

Okay so this is kind of a random post about something that has been on my mind and my sisters and I were talking about it yesterday so I wanted to do a post about it. I had a friend of mine last year say that she didn't want to blog anymore since it just made her feel bad about herself and her life. She said that reading everyones blogs about how perfect their life is was depressing for her and made her feel like she was a terrible person. Do you ever feel that way?? That everyone else has the perfect marriage, and the perfect kids, with the perfect house and friends, and they are always have a grip on life? So I wanted to do a post for the girl who is a little discouraged about something in her life. I want you to know that I am so not the perfect mom. I have lost my temper with my kids, and been impatient and said the wrong thing at the wrong time. My house is never clean, as hard as I try there are always messes that seem to never go away. I don't always make perfect home cooked meals. Some days are so crazy that yes I will run to McDonalds and grab some happy meals for dinner, with a rootbeer to top it off. There have been some days that I want to stay in my sweats and just kick back and hang out on the couch, and so I do. And some days I don't even get make-up on. Here are just a few things that make us not perfect. There are so many more I don't need to list them all. But I just wanted you to know that we are happy and life doesn't have to be about looking perfect and having everything that you see others have to be successful. You can find happiness in your imperfections and weaknesses. We are all human and trying to do our best and I think that is enough.

12 comments:

JohnsonOhana said...

Amen sister. But just for the record you are one of the most amazing people I have ever meet. And a fabulous mom. I like that you aren't perfect, but you are pretty darn close

gillman said...

i told myself when i started my blog that i couldn't try to pretend that everything in my life was perfect, i hate that!!! so i just let it all hang out. its not realistic for people to only post the perfect things in there life, they've got to post the unperfect too!! good post jen!
Meg

Jessica F. said...

I loved this post! It is SOOO easy to compare as girls... it is what we do best.

I miss you lots!

Jamie said...

I have to be honest, your blog is one of those blogs that it does appear that you are the perfect mom. The one who is always doing crafts, making treats, doing fun stuff with your kids. (Of course like you said, you are human to and do have those bad days) PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do a post of you in your sweats. That would make moms like me feel a little better. Ha ha. I LOVED this post. I think you are great, Jen!!

Rachy Maree said...

I completely agree with you. I have had friends erase their blogs for that very reason. Sad.

But I also agree that you are one of the "Perfects"- sorry you are just so well put together. I know you have your bad days, everyone does... Still love me?

I hope you don't mind I linked to this post from my blog. It fit perfect with some things I had been writing. Let me know, I can erase the link.

Christi said...

If this was on Facebook I would "Like" it!!! Thanks for sharing- and I totally agree!!!

Joy said...

Amen! But who wants to put pictures of dirty dishes and sweats on their blogs...

Ray and Kass said...

Chaaaaaaaaaaalmers! :) It made my day seeing all you girls last night! Your family is beautiful, but duhhhhhh look at you! :) Please keep in touch.. I'm so glad to have blogworld to keep in touch with you girls.. xoxox

.s.a.r.a.h. said...

I have to agree with the girls up top! I read your blog and think dang...how in the Heck does she do it all!! In your defense, you are one put together gal and there is nothing wrong with that! But...I have to admit it was great reading that YOU do have some imperfections like the rest of us;) Love ya!

tjandash said...

Love it!!

Clement Family said...

I love this post. We have all felt this way. I just happen to be reading this on a day that I needed it. By the way this is Aimee McAllister. Your kids are so dang cute. Hope you're doing well.

Joel the Mole said...

Somedays I don't get makeup on either.