Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We're All in This Together

When times get rough and you are feeling down, remember that I am hot mess too.  That should make you feel better. 

I know it helps me when I realize that I am not the only one who can't get it together at times.  Last week, one of my favorite pages/blogs, Mommy Drinks Because You Cry, posted a comment on her page and quickly her followers began to tell her that they were in the same boat.  She said, "I normally hate the saying 'misery loves company' but it really makes me feel better to know that I'm not alone in this".

Then last night I posted about the fact that I discovered my crockpot was still dirty from A WEEK AGO.  So nasty!  But quickly others came to my rescue and told me they have done the same thing.  Or worse.  It was so consoling. 

Honestly, it does make you feel better.  Doesn't it?

If I am out in public and I see another person's child having a complete meltdown, it comforts me. 

If my house is a mess and someone else says that their house is also a complete disaster,  it gives me a sense of relief.

If money is tight and a friend says that they are broke until payday, I say "Me too sister".

Now don't get me wrong, I don't wish it upon others.  I don't want other people's children to have tantrums in public.  I surely don't wish financial stress on anyone.  I don't want everyone else's house to be a mess.  Or maybe I do want that one.  Because if we all have messy houses, then no one really has a messy house. 
It's nice to know that you're not alone.  Other people are going through stuff too.  And that's one of the many blessings from having this blog.  I have "met" so many others who are going through similar situations, raising children, and doing the best that they can.  Everyone is always so supportive in this little community that we have...other bloggers, other page admins, and all of the readers. 

It's comforting to know that sometimes we are all in this together.

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16 comments:

  1. I think that's why I blog/stalk the shit out of total strangers; that feeling of comradery I get when i know I'm not the only mom in the world having issues.

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  2. Amen, amen, amen. Thank you for this. You have no idea how perfect this post is for me today. KUDOS!! Love you mucho. xoxoxoxo

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  3. I'm glad to be going through this nonsense with all of the cool admins/bloggers that I've "met" since starting this silly page. I love you all. No lie. <3 The support system we have going here is really incredible.

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    1. I know...it really is a great support system!!!

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  4. Absolutely. We don't see what goes on behind closed doors, so when you give others a glimpse of what's happening behind YOUR closed doors, you pray you won't be judged. But on the contrary, it's wonderful to know that you are NOT alone in your surroundings. I am so thankful that I've found such a cool community of folks who are very much like me and not afraid to share it.

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    1. You are so right!! and this community is great, isn't it? :)

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  5. This is amazing- you rock for writing it! We are all in the same dang boak (with a freakin' leaky floor) so much of the time! My dinner dishes are still in the sink, i have been re-washing a load of laundry since last Friday, and i'm about a month behind on most bills. But my kids love me (ok i think they do),and we ate brownies for breakfast :) Awesome post Katie!

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    1. Thanks!!! And I am right with you...dishes in sink, have to reawash clothes from yesterday...and the bills? Oh lordy. But my kids want for nothing and are happy...that's all the matters (at least that's what I tell myself:)

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  6. Totally agree! All those perfectly-styled Pinterest posts are the exception, not the rule. This is real life! I just had my third daughter in September, so I'm up to my knees in chores, not to mention trying to actually getting something done at work. I keep reciting "Babies Don't Keep" in my head and it really offers great perspective:

    The cleaning and scrubbing can wait 'til tomorrow
    But children grow up as I've learned to my sorrow.
    Quiet down, cobwebs, Dust, go to sleep.
    I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep.

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    1. I LOVE that!!! I might have to share it. It does put things in perspective:)

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  7. Oh my gosh, before I started blogging, I had this image that every other mom but me had everything under control. Now I know I am so not alone! This post was right on.

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  8. Definitely nice to know we're not alone.

    I found a crockpot on some crazy sale for $12 so that gave me an excuse to just go ahead and THROW OUT my current one- which had something so nasty in it, I didn't want to even think about it.

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