The elusive tribe
I met up with a fellow mother and her toddler today and shared how motherhood is one of the most loneliest period of my life and she agreed.
It’s difficult to find an army of mothers who share the same sentiments as you do.
“Breastfeeding a toddler? But she’s 14 months old already!” GREAT, dictate my body too.
“She’s not sleeping through the night yet? TRAIN HER!” Err, no thanks, as much as I am sleep deprived.
“I can’t hang out with you, my toddler needs to be with older kids!” Well gee, okay.
And so on and so forth.
It’s an exhausting cycle and yet, you cannot share these pain and laughter with a crew of badass mothers without being judged or having a fallout at any point.
It’s a difficult game so you soldier on on your own; you be the best friend your toddler needs and wants you to be but really, who is YOUR friend? (I have a few on my phone – thank you and I wished you guys live nearby!)
The sisterhood of mothers is an elusive one, a hit and miss, a flying star across the sky; you’re lucky if you hit the jackpot and find one that’s just like you, two peas in a pod.
If not, you’re on your own, sista. Smile as you sing “the wheels on the bus” for the 1000th time.