Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pinterest world

Pictures are worth a thousand words. Like this one. Fun, water, baby, playtime, stay at home mom, laid back day, wish I was having fun instead of...

But see what you don't see in this picture is the other words. Frustration. Blew this up with my own lungs, grass all in the water bc Reed kept crawling in the recently mowed grass. Reed tried to crawl out, wouldn't listen, almost hit his head on concrete. Tried to climb up his slide ( not pictured) while wet, almost busted. Went inside...he screamed and I wanted to. Now he's pulling everything off the shelves. I'm sick and need this second dose of antibiotics to work fast. 

We live in a social media world where images barrage us. There's arguments over whether its bad or good or whatever. But ultimately this is how life is and this is what our kids will know. So if we look at images on Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram or watch videos on Vine and think "man, they have so much fun" or "they have it all together" we need a reality check. Because if we as adults choose to play the comparison game, how will our kids ever learn confidence? It's up to us, me, to set the bar high but be ok when I come in under that bar. Goals are good, but some days we do ok to survive. Pat yourselves on the back if you're at least surviving today!


Shannon said...

Well said. I think we as women are really, REALLY good at playing the comparison game. Life doesn't look like pinterest or instagram. But that doesn't mean it's not good. Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.