Adulting is hard, man. Why is it that we perceive everyone else as having it all together? I’m fairly certain that we all have our own quirks and adult fails, even if you can’t possibly imagine that the hot mom in front of you in line at Target is going to go home and eat half a jar of Nutella in one sitting (I totally am. J/k, I’m the one behind you eating a Butterfinger in the checkout line.).
So, look, it’s ok if Netflix always has to ask if you’re still watching Scandal. Too bad there’s not a button that says, “Yes, but I’m doing other stuff too, and I don’t care for your tone.”.
I don’t mind if the only way you remember to pay your bills on time is automatic withdrawal. It’s hard getting out to the mailbox sometimes.
No big deal if you promise yourself a prize for not leaving in tears when you take your kids out in public. Sometimes that’s a big accomplishment! Especially when your kid is screaming like they’re in the midst of an exorcism in the middle of Target.
It’s alright if you don’t “get ready” on your days off. Do people actually style their hair and put on pants and a bra if they aren’t going anywhere? If that’s wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Don’t feel bad if you still wear your maternity leggings. They’re the only pair you have in that color. Besides you know they’re more comfortable. Nobody needs to know.
No one blames you if you’re too busy to hang out with your friends on a Sunday afternoon. By too busy, you basically mean that you can’t put on pants or be around people because you already did that on Saturday. You need your rest, for crying out loud.
Losing your keys immediately after picking them up happens to everybody. Right?
You totally deserve headpats for braving the DMV and the grocery store in the same day. Bonus points for toting a kid with you.
Were you just planning to have an afternoon snack, and accidentally had yourself an early dinner of half a block of Colby Jack with a bowl of cereal for dessert? Me neither.
Your Star Wars oven mitts are endearing, not childish.
Don’t fret about your sub par attempts to be a real, live grown up. We all do things like eat cereal out of a mixing bowl or forget to change our air-conditioning filter. Just remember what it’s all about. Trying to make people think you clean your baseboards every week. Keep at it, and your children may even grow up thinking their parents know everything!