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    At the moment there's a trend going around facebook that nominates people to post 3 pictures that sums up motherhood and why they are proud to be parents. I think it's this sort of thing that gets to people who don't love every aspect of parenthood, it just appears to highlight that everyone else does or should. For me it's those Facebook posts from friends with captions such as "oh this little cutie is the best thing that's happened to me" or " I can't believe this Angel is a year old, it's gone so fast but I've loved every second" blah blah. It makes me honestly believe I'm an awful parent for not feeling that well. This thread makes me realise those people are not the necessarily the majority, the rest of us just don't post about how crap we feel some days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    At the moment there's a trend going around facebook that nominates people to post 3 pictures that sums up motherhood and why they are proud to be parents. I think it's this sort of thing that gets to people who don't love every aspect of parenthood, it just appears to highlight that everyone else does or should. For me it's those Facebook posts from friends with captions such as "oh this little cutie is the best thing that's happened to me" or " I can't believe this Angel is a year old, it's gone so fast but I've loved every second" blah blah. It makes me honestly believe I'm an awful parent for not feeling that well. This thread makes me realise those people are not the necessarily the majority, the rest of us just don't post about how crap we feel some days.
    I tend to be a spammer of my kids pics on FB, particularly my baby, although my comments are " X months now where has the time gone" as opposed to "I've loved every second" While my 3 kids drive me bonkers sometimes, I do love being a mum most of the time but my intention is never to make others feel like crap. I think parenting brings out such intense emotions, both positive and negative.

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    I'm a single parent to two boys (7 & 4) and I work 4 days a week (sometimes 5) and I love it! I'm also a teacher so kids are pretty much my life. I find if I'm organised things go much more smoothly and I've learnt to laugh things off instead of letting them get to me. Often I'll sing demands to my boys instead of getting cranky as the goofiness usually ends in us all laughing and getting over the issue.

    We also play the 'I love you' game where we tell each other things we love about each other.... Even simple things like I love how they put their lunch boxes on the table without me asking, I love how they say good morning with a cuddle or I love how they help each other get ready in the morning.

    I do get breaks though as they go to their dad two nights a week... I kind of get depressed every time they do though.... My life is better with my munchkins at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nh2489 View Post
    At the moment there's a trend going around facebook that nominates people to post 3 pictures that sums up motherhood and why they are proud to be parents. I think it's this sort of thing that gets to people who don't love every aspect of parenthood, it just appears to highlight that everyone else does or should. For me it's those Facebook posts from friends with captions such as "oh this little cutie is the best thing that's happened to me" or " I can't believe this Angel is a year old, it's gone so fast but I've loved every second" blah blah. It makes me honestly believe I'm an awful parent for not feeling that well. This thread makes me realise those people are not the necessarily the majority, the rest of us just don't post about how crap we feel some days.
    I might sorry that it makes you feel that way.

    I see that trend in a whole different light. To me it saying parenting is freaking hard so let's celebrate those few special moments that we do love.

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