Thursday, April 12, 2012

There are some crazies out there...

The Friesland/Drenthe national forest in Holland
Ok, I know I am a crazy mama. I admit it, besides I haven't slept in over four years. That alone will make one crazy, but combined with stress, poor diet and constant exposure to poop fumes can make crazy take on an entirely different meaning.

And once you are a mother, you understand this new meaning of crazy. You learn that it can't be controlled and you constantly struggle to live, function and raise half-decent offspring while dealing with this "craziness." You are your own toughest critic and you are constantly observing other mothers to see if they too, have been infected with the "crazy." I know because I do it every trip to the playground. I scan the playground searching for someone I can relate too.  And most of the time, the "crazy" can be seen in at least half of the mamas...ahhhh...misery loves company!

Now-a-days we don't even have to leave the house to look for the "crazy" mamas out there because we have the internet and all the Mommy groups, forums, clubs, ect. And let me tell you...there are some crazy mamas out there! I'm not being judgmental, I am just stating facts and bless these poor souls because even the most sane person can get the severe "craziness" once those hormones kick in.

At first I followed these groups like a religion, really digesting what some of these potpourri groups of mamas had to say. And of course, valuable, useful information can be found within these groups. But for me, I really enjoy the crazy of the crazy mama posts on these pages or forums. Especially on a day when I think the "craziness" has overcome me and I have really lost it...I just read one of these posts and I feel so much better about myself. I realize that I am really not that crazy! I would never panic if my kids eat too many carbs in a day or that they don't read Seuss by age 4. I guess you could say I gain perspective of my situation and along the way,  some really cheap entertainment that only a mama can appreciate!

And if you are a mama reading this and it sounds like I have described you...don't be offended, because trust me, if you look hard enough, there is a mama out there crazier than you ever thought about being! It's just a job hazard for the most rewarding job in the world!


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  2. You haven't described me, but you made me laugh!! You did accurately describe a lot of the groups, forums and blogs that I subscribe to. The occasional tip or craft idea not withstanding, I mostly use them to gain a feeling of superiority over the "madder than me" group!

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    1. I am so glad im not the only one! Haa!! Thank goodness for the internet! Wonder what mommies did before all of these groups and forums to gain perspective??

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  3. I forgot to say when I saw you how much I love your writing. Your humor writing and sense of voice are so impressive. My husband said, "That was a cool blog you had up" and I got to say that I knew the author. We should take on your blog in our book club.

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    1. Wow Amy, thanks so much! It means a lot coming from a fellow Hibiscian (hope i spelled it right)! I really enjoy it so I think it shows in my writing. Im working on a novel now similar to my blog, maybe you can be a test reader? : )Thanks again!!

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