Wanna wear all white again but too fat to wear them rn😭 #allwhite #tbt
I came across this post in my feed and thought that it was worth posting again. It is a long one, so it is continued in the comments.
I've been seeing posts about how people only show the "perfect" parts of our lives on social media, whether it be Facebook, instagram, twitter, or as my daughter calls them. . . tumblr posts. I've been thinking of that. I've totally been guilty of just showing those parts. I've been guilty of moving things in the background just so the picture looks good and it looks like my house is clean and clutter free. (Which is the case between the hours of 10 pm and 7 am, MAYBE) I've been guilty of taking forever and annoying my kids and husband to get the perfect shot. And with my photography skills, that can take a long time. I never post a picture of me without makeup on, until now. But then I think, what kind of message am I sending my girls? Am I saying only show the world just a small portion of what I want them to THINK my life is like? My life is not perfect. I'm not perfect. I get upset. I have bad days. I yell at my kids *gasp*. I have a messy house most days. I shove the dirty dishes in the oven because people are coming over in 20 minutes and I have to decide what gets cleaned. (Come on mom's, I know you've done that too) I wear frumpy pajamas that my husband really doesn't like. My hair doesn't look so pretty when I wake up. (My nickname at home was Medusa) Some days I don't get time to shower or even remember to brush my teeth until after my husband gets home from work. (Sorry, honey) But I usually don't post about those days.