I finally got to watch Bad Moms.
I know…I’m late to the party. And if you haven’t seen it, I totally think you should. As long as you’re ok with a bunch of f-bombs.
Because I truly believe we can all relate to Amy Miller. The mom who wants to do it all even when it means putting herself last and being exhausted day after day.
And we’re all guilty of it. Doing everything for our kids. Trying to figure out how we can cram everything into our schedules. Which just leads to massive to-do lists that never get finished…leads to stress and anxiety, feeling like a total failure as a mom, wife, and…most importantly…woman. A failure because we haven’t done it all. Because we can’t do it all.
I get it. I do. Because I’m that mom. And we can all learn a lesson from Amy Miller.
We all work too damn hard trying to make our kids’ lives amazing and magical. Their lives are already amazing and magical.
I mean…at the end of the day, all our kids want is for their parents to love them…take care of them….engage with them. But we’re too busy trying to be everything to everyone. Or maybe we’re just forced into believing that being busy is expected of us. It truly feels like busy is the social norm.
We are a society obsessed with being busy. Instead of taking time to enjoy the now, we’re just watching it fly past us, shocked that time is going so fast. Society and social media has moms everywhere feeling an expectation to fill every hour of the day with something. And, let’s be honest, it’s usually something we hate.
Life isn’t about busy. Life is about balance. A place where we don’t always have to get stuff done, we don’t always have to be busy. Sometimes, it’s perfectly ok to do nothing. To sit down and read the book you’ve been yearning to read, take an hour long bath, or drink a glass of wine while watching the sunset.
It’s perfectly ok to become unbusy. To take a step back and savor life instead of watching it pass us by.