My women's group at church hosted and we were all sitting around chatting, and I got one of the sweetest compliments ever.
I had been talking about how hard this summer had been, and for me it just hasn't been much fun yet. I didn't go into much detail, and the subject changed and a little while later is when I got my compliment.
She told me she didn't know how I did it all, that I always had pretty hair and my kids are always so well behaved. I graciously accepted the compliment and for the past few days it has been stuck in my head.
Here's just what I wish I had told her-
Y'all I don't do it all. Not even close. I am a hot mess a lot of the time. I sometimes yell at my kids. I get frustrated with my husband occasionally. I have a messy house a lot of the time. I always have laundry to do. Something always needs to be cleaned. I don't shower some days because sleep trumps showering. My kids fight, and I lose my cool. That's just real life.
I don't ever want it to seem like my life is fake or it's something I've staged. I want it to be real, genuine. I want this blog to show you about my life- all of it.
The good, the bad, and the sometimes ugly.
Do I want to show my highlight reel? ABSOLUTELY.
But I also don't want my life to seem all sunshine and roses because life is hard. Being a mama is hard, and being a stay at home mama is incredibly hard.
I think social media has made it so easy for us to believe that people have better lives, when the fact is everybody is showing their highlight reel. Is that awesome? Totally! I want to see the highlights, but I also don't want staged and fake.