Recently I've been listening to what is being said around me....
As in actually listening, not just hearing, what fellow mom friends are saying. Are they talking about their weight? Kids? Husbands? Surprisingly no.
They are coming out......
Yes, coming out. Coming out of the repressive "perfection" closet.
A good friend admitted to telling her husband that after she met me she was going to hide her crazy and act normal. Another mommy friend confessed that she isn't perfect. One confessed to swearing. Another mommy said she liked me because I say the things other moms are afraid to.
I love it! I sincerely do.
Why? Because I am. NOT. a Stepford wife and neither are YOU.
I love wine, and it doesn't make me an alcoholic. I swear sometimes, because I am not perfect. And because I get really mad. I call my children "C.B.'s" (short for cock blockers) because, let's face it, they are. My husband and I have some really nasty fights sometimes, because, we piss each other off. We have money struggles and the occasional relationship struggles, but he is literally the great love of my life. I don't go to church, yet I believe in God and Jesus, I'm just not a church person. Sometimes I hate my body, sometimes I think I look super sexy.
I say really inappropriate things, and do inappropriate things. I am just me. And I wouldn't change that. At all. Because literally e.v.e.r.y. part of me, is ME. You want me in your life, you get the whole package. Everything.
This may sound ludicrous but, I want your crazy to. I really do. I love when people are themselves around me. That's what bonds you. The real you. It bonds you to other people. Imperfect, messy, beautiful, people.
And aren't we all imperfect, messy, beautiful, people?
Call me crazy if you want to, but there's something to be said about a friend that knows everything about you and is still willing to help you hide the body.