Last night I watched Ellen’s Relatable on Netflix.

I cracked up. Sorry, but she has a point.

No matter where you are in life– “whether you take 50 scoots on the bath mat to get to the towel or 3, we’re all relatable.”

We’re all human. So here’s my relatable-ness…

I’m a mom, and half the time I don’t have a clue what I’m doing.

I’m a wife, and half the time I don’t have a clue what I’m doing.

I clean {or attempt}, and the other 3/4 of the time I don’t know what to put on things and either ruin them {oops} or make the mess worse {double oops} or get lucky.

For example, like the memes of “I was this many days old when I learned…”

I was 9 months pregnant with Piper when I learned that you opened the top of the stove to clean under the range.

I learned this past year that my dishwasher has a filter you clean {thanks Mom}.

I learned that you can’t use a regular Swiffer wet jet on laminate floors…{sorry Husband…}

I learned that babies like to develop at different speeds…some faster than others and in their own way {thanks E…so glad you have decided to be kinda opposite of your sister}

  1. she has sprouted 3 teeth in a matter of weeks before she turns 6 months old {Piper popped her first at 10 months}
  2. we put everything in our mouth {Piper touched nothing}
  3. no pacifiers {Piper got rid of hers the day she turned 4}
  4. thumbsucker {see 3}
  5. very vocal {Piper…ehhh…maybe the same}
  6. blue eyes that could kill {oh my stars}

I have learned that you can’t wear your contacts for a few days in a row even if you haven’t slept much and then do morning duty in the cold…ouch

On the other hand, I have learned…

It’s a good idea to make messes with your children- cooking, playing, mud, dirt, grass, sweat, all the messes.

It’s a good idea to hold your babies.

It’s a good idea to let your babies sleep with you every now and then.

{disclaimer: like as in your big babies who can get up and go to the bathroom on their own…don’t throw your 2 week old on the bed with you for 12 hours…}

It’s a good idea to tell your significant other you love them and to laugh together & and have a good time.

It’s a good idea to take time for yourself as a breather…get the manicure, take a shower, fold laundry alone, go for a walk, go grocery shopping. Sometimes it’s ok to need to breathe a minute or 20.

It’s a good idea to take risks {in reason}. Try new things.

{like making homemade jars of stuff}

It’s a good idea to spoil your people {again in reason} with hugs, kisses, ‘I love you’s’, small tokens of love or gratitude, snuggles, time.

It’s a good idea to read. Read to your kids, read to yourself, and enjoy it.

It’s a good idea to be thankful for what you have and be content with it because some people would give anything to be where you are.

If you are happy with what you have, then who’s to say the joy you will/would feel when you reach greater goals.

We’re all human.


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