Motherhood is exhausting. I mean, honestly, I thought the most exhausting part was when they were newborn and you had to live on 2 hours of sleep, if you were lucky. I really thought that once I survived taking care of an infant while also pregnant that it was all smooth sailing from there. But then my boys started puberty. Now, I am both mentally and physically exhausted. Gone are the days of blissfully day dreaming about what they might be when they grown up, which I spent more than my fair share praying wouldn’t happen until after they finally mastered potty training. These days I dream of them being tiny again, back when they didn’t talk back and I KNEW they were safe because they never wanted to be put down. That newborn smell now replaced with the smell of dirty gym socks occasionally covered with the overwhelming stench of spray deodorant.
Life with tweens means that MANY days, I have to laugh to keep from crying. I should mention, tweens do NOT appreciate parental laughter in the heat of the moment. But someday, some day they WILL understand. And they’ll thank me, because laughing when I really don’t want to be laughing is saving my sanity, or at least what’s left of it. I really think there should be a prize for surviving tween/teen parenthood and the size of that prize should depend on how many usable brain cells you have when it’s over.
While seeing the humor in the situations in our own house, can help alleviate SOME of the stress SOME of the time, being able to laugh with other parents who have been there and done that, and if you’re REALLY lucky, have maybe been through worse is even better. That’s what I love about MOMS RULE, a hilarious web series on YouTube that covers about all the things we are sometimes afraid to talk about but we all have in common designed! Stephanie Blum is a psychologist turned comedian and the creator of MOMS RULE. Stephanie wants people to hear your opinions so PLEASE be sure to post comments
I personally find this episode hysterical because I can totally relate having been through this on both sides now:
You can see why MOMS RULE caught the eye of producers who signed Stephanie Blum to be in a new comedy series on TLC called WHAT SHE SAID. It premiers during TLC’s “Mother Of All Weeks” leading up to Mother’s Day. The sneak peek will air on Sunday May 10th at 11pm ET/10pm CT on TLC.
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