Happy Thursday, Y’all! Yesterday was a rough one and I mean ROUGH! To be honest, this week did not start off on the right foot. However, this morning I woke up with the determination NOT to let this week come to an end the way it started. So despite how I was feeling, I intentionally decided to make the best of the remainder of the week.
What did I do?
Okay, I have a confession. Whenever I am looking to boost my spirit, I spend time looking for funny mom memes and videos on social media. Y’all, the internet is undefeated. I can always rely on the internet to deliver a good laugh when I need it the most.
Since I am such a good friend and think that we all need a break. I am sharing some of my fave go tos for a good laugh and 7 memes that I totally can relate to since this lockdown. There are of course way more websites and memes that I could share, but this post would never end. So, here goes!
My Go-to pages:
Kristina Kuzmic’s Facebook page. Her videos always make me feel so normal.
Mommy Needs A VodKa Facebook Page. This is another good one for some chuckles.
Majah Hype’s Facebook page. He is so hilarious. Yes, the language in his videos may not be conducive to everyone, but it works for me.
What Yuh Know! YouTube channel – Listen! Watching these videos can leave me cackling for hours. You will thank me for this one! I promise!
7 Memes I Can Relate To During This Lockdown:
I posted this meme on my Instagram last week and it is literally my life every time I have a scheduled conference call. My kids will suddenly need to speak to me or ask me for juice or lunch while I am on the call. Nevermind that I have my headset on or that the call is on speaker and they can hear my clients talking to me. All my kids see is mommy is here so let’s ask her for something. I really miss going to the office or working from home when the kids are at school. Oh the good ole days!
Sometimes I wish I can change my name. It’s as though my kids have discovered a new way to drive me up the wall and they are milking it until I lose my mind. Mommy this, Mommy that, Mommy can I, Mommy why… I just can’t y’all! Why do they have to call our names so much? Like, can we breathe?
This happens literally every day. Whenever my daughter is watching a show, she feels the need to come and tell me what is going on scene-by-scene. Sure it is cool that she wants to share but what gets me is that she really thinks I know what she is talking about.
Listen! As far as I am concerned if hubby and I take the time to cook a meal and these kids choose not to eat it because they wanted something else. Then, guess what? They will just have to STARVE!!! Growing up, I didn’t have all these choices. Whatever my mom cooked for dinner is what the whole house had to eat and we had to eat it down to the very last bite.
Although alone time this is hard to come by, when hubby and I get to leave the house kids free it feels like we won the lottery. I get to hear myself think. I can take in the scenery even if it is just the supermarket scenery. Most of all, no one is saying mommy, mommy, mommy, or asking for anything. I can be me for a moment and spend some alone time with hubby. Listen, we love our kids, but this quarantine is pushing the limits. lol!
Why is this so true? These days I find myself sneaking from the bathroom to my bedroom just to get a moment of peace. Yet, true to form my kids ALWAYS seem to know that mommy is trying to rest. It’s like they have a mommy is relaxing radar. This is why I need a home with acreage and a separate she- shed. I am going to stock that she-shed with everything I need to escape.
No, I am not being dramatic! Whenever my kids are silent I know for a fact that they got into some mess and I am about to be really irritated. Like the time my daughter used my expensive lotion to play chef. Or the time she added toothpaste to the handwashing soap. How about the time my son decided to throw his brand new Jordans into the trash can? Then there was the time he got stuck in a basketball net? Y’all I can’t make this stuff up.
When I tell you these sites and memes keep me going. Most of the time you will find me in the bathroom cracking up or laying in bed well into the early morning and laughing my butt off while my husband tries to sleep. Laughter really is good medicine especially when you are feeling overwhelmed.
Sometimes instead of allowing life to stress you out, it is best to laugh it off and try again.– BONJOUR RACHEL
Regardless of how overwhelmed we feel, we need to remember not to take life so seriously that we forget to enjoy it. Yes, the kids are trying me, my workload has increased, and I am still trying to learn how to juggle it all. However, I remind myself to take each day in stride.
A good friend of mine constantly reminds me that life is not a sprint, it’s a journey. I often hear the quote – Slow and steady wins the race. Guess what? It’s true. Motherhood has taught me to take each day one day at a time and remember that it is not a competition or a race. It’s not about finishing first. There is no gold medal to be won. The ultimate goal is to make the best of the journey I am on and leave a legacy for my kids to follow.
One way that I keep my things in perspective is by reminding myself of the following scripture.
Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:Proverbs 31:28 (niv)
At the end of the day, if my littles still cuddle up on mommy and smile when they see me, I’ve had a good day.