Lies we tell to survive this thing called 'Motherhood'
If you're a mum, you'll understand that being a mum is one of the hardest jobs there is. Motherhood is never an easy journey for any of us. Whether its a newborn that never sleeps, colicky baby, or a picky eater, we all struggle in our own ways. We all want to be the perfect mum for our kids and sometimes we tell these lies (to ourselves or our kids) to get through the day or keep the kids happy.
Here are some lies I've told myself or the kids:
"I'll just breastfeed the weight off."
"It's spicy" *while holding a chocolate chip cookie.*
"If you don't brush your teeth, the spiders will come to get you."
"I'll only let them watch TV while I do the cooking."
“Sorry sweetheart, they don’t make the batteries for that (loud and annoying) toy anymore.”
"It's not messy when the pile of laundry is off the floor and on the couch."
"It's not a bribe, I just give them chocolate as a treat."
"I'm your mother, I would never lie to you!."
"If you tell me the truth, you won't get in trouble."
"It's the same thing."
"I'll think about it."
"You can have that when you're older."
It's OK to tell these little lies. It doesn't make you a bad mum, it makes you human. Here's the thing, us mothers are a brilliantly dishonest bunch. A fast thinking fib can be the difference between staying sane and being sent to a padded room. Sometimes these creative lies is all we need to prevent a meltdown, an argument, or simply to give us a moment of peace.
Remember, you're an amazing mum and you're doing your best. A side note, potatoes are technically a root vegetable, regardless of whether its been fried, boiled, or baked. Thus, chips are considered a vegetable 😉.
What lies have you told lately?