April 2, 2015

10 Reasons Motherhood is the Easiest Ever

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Everyone is always saying how motherhood is the hardest thing ever, but I’m calling bluff. I mean, if it were so hard, wouldn’t women would just stop having babies? Yet there’s still all this chit chat about over-population, so obviously we keep on popping out the progeny. And if people are still making babies, it can’t really be that hard. In fact, I’m going to go out on a limb and say motherhood is downright easy!

10 Reasons Motherhood is the Easiest Ever

1) You mess something up? Oh, no biggie. You can throw out the “motherhood induced neurological disorder” card, and get a free pass. “Oops!  I forgot to turn the oven on and now we’re having E.coli chicken for dinner. *chuckle chuckle* Mommy brain!” 

2) If you’re a breastfeeding mom, for 6 months straight you get to feed your baby without having to actually make a single meal. I mean, you don’t even have to open a fridge door. Actually, you don’t even have to get out of bed. That’s right, you can feed your baby LAYING DOWN.

3) During pregnancy people fawn over you. “Oh don’t lift that box…it’s too heavy!”  and “Here, why don’t you just put your feet up.” Some stores will even give you a special parking spot close to the entrance. It’s basically 9 months of pampering and relaxation.

4) Forget heels and pencil skirts, sweats and tank tops are a completely appropriate uniform. In fact, the occasional pajama day is acceptable too.

5) Personal hygiene standards are way lax. It’s par for the course to have bags under your eyes, crumbs in your hair, and spit up down the front of your shirt. You can totally get away with looking frumpy.

6) And the house? Well you have kids now…people expect you to have sticky surfaces and a living room full of toys. The pressure is off! Messy is the new-normal, so your obligation to clean is drastically reduced.

7) If you’re caught sleeping at work, you’ll likely be fired. But as a mom, the occasional mid-day nap is not only fine, but even encouraged. “Sleep when the baby sleeps!” they say…what other job allows you that liberty?

8) You have so much free time. Everyone knows that all babies do is sleep! So after you’ve taken your coordinated naps (see # 7) you have the remainder of your baby’s sleep time to pursue your own interests or just relax! (And remember, no one actually expects you to have a clean house anyway)

9) Beyond nap time and leisure pursuits, the majority of your daily responsibilities include playing, coloring, going for walks, and visits to the park. Tough schedule, huh.

10) And obviously, because being a mom is so easy, you have another baby. Then things get even easier! People line up to bring you meals, help out with laundry, and watch the kids so you can take a nap (again with the napping!). It’s almost like a vacation.

So basically, as a mom, your day-to-day involves comfy clothes, resting, and playing with your (well-behaved, of course) kiddos. Over-population problem explained…easiest job EVER! 

 

Disclaimer #1 (because it feels like everything should have a disclaimer nowadays): I should have posted this yesterday, on April Fools Day.  That’s all the explanation I need.  

Diclaimer #2:  In case hints aren’t your strong suit, let me be more direct — this is a satire piece…we all know motherhood is darn hard.

 

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Iulia is a former educator turned stay-at-home mama of a spunky toddler and a squishy infant. With a touch of sass and a good dose of self-deprecating humor, she has an ever-expanding repertoire of bloopers, insights, stories, and impassioned opinions to share. Iulia likes to think she has this parenting gig figured out, but her littles remind her daily just how far from the truth that is.

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  • Aj@aspenjay.com'
    Reply Aspen Jay April 2, 2015 at 12:44 am

    This post just made me smile lulia! I just about hit all the 10 points today: sweat pants, disarrayed home, afternoon nap, smoothie for dinner, time at the park, etc. oh and yep I even have two kids. But as your disclaimer says, motherhood is a VERY hard job. A little humor always helps though. (0:
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

      Haha yep I managed to check off most everything also minus the free time and nap thing…those always seem to elude me 🙂

  • deliberatemom@gmail.com'
    Reply Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom April 2, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Check, check, check. Yes… I think I do all of these regularly.

    Love your disclaimers at the end though. Although it’s clearly a satire piece, there’s always someone who will take it seriously.

    Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 6, 2015 at 4:44 pm

      Word Jennifer…I’m sure you know that first hand.

  • julie@loggerswife.com'
    Reply Julie @ Logger's Wife April 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    LOL!!! Love this. Although, #1 is totally a legitimate excuse for a ton of stuff. 😉

    (visiting from the Shine Blog Hop)
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      Oh I totally agree! And nice thing is you can also use it during pregnancy “preggo brain!”

  • mbette827@gmail.com'
    Reply Maria April 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    Satire or not, this was humorous and put a big smile on my face. Thank you for a much needed lift on a rather exhausting day.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 6, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Maria I’m so glad I could make you smile! And I hear you on the exhausting day…I’m having one of those myself today…

  • kati@housefulofhandmade.com'
    Reply Kati April 2, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    This was great! Sometimes you just have to smile about the craziness of motherhood.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 6, 2015 at 4:40 pm

      Yes humor and a merry heart go a long way in getting through the crazy times!

  • mistyswriting@yahoo.com'
    Reply Misty April 3, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Lol, love it!! Especially the one with the pajama pants 🙂 🙂

    • Reply Bestofbaby April 6, 2015 at 4:39 pm

      Hahah Misty I’m glad you enjoyed it! And I’m happy to report that I was out of my pajamas by 9:30am today!

  • glamgranolageek@gmail.com'
    Reply Sarah @ GlamGranolaGeek April 4, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    You crack me up! I SO wish this was all true!!
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  • eucalyptica@hotmail.com'
    Reply Jenny @ Unremarkable Files April 4, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Sorry I didn’t read your post until today – I’ve been spending a lot of time lately at the poolside while my children fetch me drinks and rub my feet. I have 5 kids and you would not BELIEVE how easy that is.

    • Reply Bestofbaby April 6, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Oh my gosh Jenny this was laugh out loud funny. I can’t wait to have more kids so I can kick back more often…

  • jaimeclmt@yahoo.com'
    Reply Jaime April 8, 2015 at 6:47 am

    That’s hilarious. =) Who actually slept when the baby slept during the day? Lol, that was my “Watch TV and browse Facebook” time.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 8, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Not me! But that’s because my first baby would only sleep in my arms…

  • bblaze87@gmail.com'
    Reply Brandyn April 8, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    This made me giggle. I wish it was all that simple!

    #wine’ddownwednesday
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  • gentlejoy8@gmail.com'
    Reply Gentle Joy April 11, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    Funny! Motherhood is a hard job… BUT such a wonderful one! I count myself very blessed. 🙂 Your comment… you’ll have so much free time… everyone knows all babies do is sleep… make me laugh. Nice fun post. 🙂
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 15, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      I had to put that one in there, because my first baby NEVER slept! Actually…my second baby is not too fond of it either. She sleeps less than the toddler does.

  • threekidsandafish@gmail.com'
    Reply Cathy April 11, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    Love this and this is an oh so true list! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! Hope to see you back Sun night 9PM EST! 🙂
    Cathy
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  • scglinn@gmail.com'
    Reply Stephanie April 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    George definitely puked on me as I was putting him in the car this morning. I could have changed clothes, but I was too lazy to so I just baby wiped the puke off my work pants. If people really care to point it out, I will lovingly ask them why they are staring at my crouch.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 15, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      HAHAHA! Hilarious Stephanie (well, not the puke part…that stinks. literally. sorry about that), but the crotch part. I hope people asked just so you could give them that response!

  • Reply More Than a Mom – Best of Baby April 17, 2015 at 12:17 am

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  • latisha@asklatisha.com'
    Reply Latisha April 17, 2015 at 3:20 am

    Yup, you are absolutely right, motherhood is the easiest thing ever, so easy I had to do it 4 times. Would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for the laugh and for sharing with TGI Saturdays.
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    • Reply Bestofbaby April 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Haha wow! 4 kids…your days must be so leisurely.

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