The expectations on modern mothers are insane, and I for one have had enough of it.
Something’s got to give, you know?
I don’t remember my mum having to pack me nutritionally-sound bento lunches, or ‘bounce back’ to her pre-baby body. There were no Insta-perfect families to look at before she’d even had her morning coffee, and when she got home from work, she was home — not working. Personal trainers were for rich people, and kids played with other kids. Remember? Adults who played with kids were weird. And don’t even get me started on eyebrows.
Now, I’m not going to get all ‘we didn’t have so-and-so and we were fine’. That is not my jam. Change, technology and overall community evolution are my true loves, AND bento boxes, I bloody love bento boxes. But something’s got to give, you know? Here’s my list of things that I have come to realise that kids don’t really need.
1. A floor you can eat off
Presuming you own plates, there is no need to have the floor free of any and all forms of bacteria. And I’m not going to tell you that your time would be better spent reading to them or being ‘present’. Nope, do what you wish with your moments but seriously, lay off the floor. Unless cleaning it makes you happy, then, as you were.