A post on the Facebook page Breastfeeding Mama Talk has struck a chord with parents everywhere…
Because it gets really honest about the difficulties of *whispers* having sex *stops whispering* as a parent.
Or perhaps, more specifically, keeping the mood going when you’re surrounded by your child’s ‘phantom cries’, noisy toys and a never-ending stream of distractions.
The post, written by an anonymous mum, says:
“We (I) fed the family, washed the kids, brushed their teeth, put jammies on them and tucked the kiddos in bed early. I ran to the bedroom turned off Blippi and turned on romantic music.
“Found the lighter from my 2-year-old’s birthday party and got the dust-covered candles lit.
“I attempted to be sexy ignoring my postpartum naked body society frowns upon. I know he loves every inch of me.
“We get into the warm shower that is quickly losing heat because my kids took most of the hot water. Kissing passionately in our shower we seem to hear phantom cries of our children about every 30 seconds.
“Trying to catch our footing we hear a loud ‘SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAK!’ I start cursing the toy dolphin under my breath.
“As we are desperate to keep the mood going we realise the alphabet toys below us…. We are surrounded….
“Finally we both crack up and the sexual mood disappears. We get back to best friend mode, laughing so hard we are barley able to catch our breath. We decided to snap a goofy picture to remember parenting is a crazy ride.
“Some of you will think… ‘omg why would you post something so private.’
“Well, I am a transparent person and I try to find the humour in being a parent. I believe if you can’t truly enjoy your kids and laugh you will never survive being a parent.
“So here is to the exhausted moms and dads out there trying to be parents every minute of the day attempting to get some together time. Lol! Laugh at life or you won’t make it! ?”
We think this post really speaks for itself, right?
And, just generally speaking here, we’re not huge fans of standing on squeaky (and sometimes painful) playthings at any time of the day.
But what do you think – do you think this is all TMI or did this candid post really speak to you? OR maybe it’s neither, and you’re pretty happy with the way all that is going right now?
Images: Facebook/Breastfeeding Mama Talk