Thursday, March 26, 2015

A letter of apology from the Pintrest Mom

 Dear the other Moms at the preschool,

I don't know how it happened, but here-by apologize to all the other Moms at the preschool, I didn't set out to be a Pintrest mom and I promise that I am not Pintresting at you! I am not judging your offerings at all, though I admit that I do like it when you admire mine.

I am just the kind of person who needs to create,  I always needed to create, craft, just do something! I guess I am a maker. Even if no one sees it but my family, it gives me purpose and pride to make a thing of beauty. I admit that social media has totally made it worse, it is nice to see something you do get a few "likes" along the way. This SAHM thing, it can be pretty thankless, I know we all feel that sometimes. Of course these kids are our ultimate accomplishment, but guess what? They take 18 or more years to complete, it is nice to get the instant reward of something that only takes 18 minutes. It is also my quiet me time, It is  pretty easy to justify being alone when you are being productive, and just being in that silence is so relaxing!

I am not judging you or comparing things that we send to school. In fact, Mom who sends those yummy looking muffin bars, I think I need your recipe! All this stuff it is about me, not you.  I do admit I really do appreciate your compliments, we all need those positive words! But I don't look down on the things I send. In fact sometimes I see you send a little pintrest project too, and then we get to feel a little kinship of a shared interest.

I am going to keep being "that" Mom, okay? Please just accept me for who I am. Maybe someday we can do a project together and we will all get to have fun and flex our rusty skills, while having a real adult conversation! Whether you are a maker or a store-buyer, just remember we are all in this together, and you've gotta do what you've gotta do, and hopefully you take some pleasure in it along the way!

The Pintrest Mom

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