I'm guilty of leading a double life -- the one that I'm actually living and the imaginary one that I live only in my head. In the latter, I'm an organized, calm, working mom on the go who does it all with the Enjoli commercial music as the soundtrack to my life. My reality is ... well, it's easier if I just show you.
Inspired by the hilarious Pinterest board "My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler," I thought I'd show you my imaginary perfect mom life ... and the starkly differing reality. See if you can relate.
How is your imaginary mom life different than your reality?
Image via Life Mental Health
Pottery Barn Kids comes to me for inspiration, I'm so organized. All of the toys stay in the adorable little bins and containers, and no one would ever spill paint on the rug.
All those cute bins and crates are in there somewhere.
It's all fresh, locally grown, organic, and nutritious. No sugar, and lots of kale (kale is a recurring theme in my imagination). Gwyneth Paltrow is so proud of me.
They do have brown rice now, you know.
I'm a hip, happening, well-accessorized mama with cute, current clothes. My white pants never get a speck of dirt on them, and my hair is always perfectly coiffed (Yes, I say "coiffed" in my imagination.).
God bless Lululemon and whoever invented the ponytail.
They are sweet little angels, who never fight. They keep their clothes clean, say "yes, m'am," and go to bed before they're even asked.
They behave more like this.
I am Zen. I am calm. I never raise my voice, and I truly cherish every moment with my beautiful children.