I bloody love social media. As a teen though it would have been my worst nightmare! Imagine being 15, a bit chunky, not a huge socialite and totally envious of all your friends....and not being able to hide away from it cos it's there on your phone.... pictures of everyone doing everything and you're not!
Now I'm old enough and ugly enough to realise that a bloody good filter and some good framing can make even the shittest thing look ace. Knowing this, keeps me sane and lets me join in the pretence! This knowledge is hugely important when it comes to being a mom online. It's easy to see meals, days out, toys and milestones through pictures and compare yourself. It used to bother me- probably still does a bit. But on the whole I know it's not the full story. I know it will have taken 132 attempts to get that moment. I know that out of shot is a dirty nappy and a pile of washing and sometimes behind the camera is a mom still in her house coat (or dressing gown!) who hasn't washed her hair in a week and could really do with a pee but is holding it in until nap time when she can perhaps even poo without worrying what the babies are doing!
So in honour of not always living the perfect twin mom existence- here's two recent pics from my camera....
Join in and add your pics that really wouldn't make anyone envious of you! (Balls- just worked out you can't add pics to comments....er......so that's that then! Maybe just add them to the Wicked Wednesday thing on brummymummyof2 on facebook- she's ace at 'keeping it real!').
Photo 1: My bedside table. Notice the febreeze that gets sprayed over carpet sick when I can't be arsed to get a sponge on it quickly. Lottery tickets bought in the hopes of prolonging maternity leave. Shit loads of dentinox that I fear my boys are going to become reliant on for life. Infacol cos I'm scared of wind and will probably still be making them take it age 14. Vaseline- I think I used that cos the Sudocream was downstairs and I didn't want to carry Billy (the current roller) downstairs and leave Miles crying on the bed. Socks to put over their hands so they don't keep stealing each others dummies. Calpol that I drink in the middle of the night when I've forgotten to get a glass of water plus loads of other 'stuff'. I thought by now I'd have a beautiful family photo and a card telling me how wonderful I am that I read when I wake up every morning!