Please show a big ole welcome to one of my favorite bloggers-
Farrah at The Three Under!
For about a week now I've been chewing on what I wanted to write about with regard to Mother's Day. I could go the sappy route- or I could try to be funny. I figured that since there are a mere 4 million other mom blogs out there (yes, really- I read that stat this week) you have your choice of finding one or the other.
Instead- I waited for inspiration to find me and it did. I have two people to thank for this.
The first is my friend Shannon, a proud card- carrying member from my Most Amazing Moms Group who originally posted the news clip of Sweet Brown. The second is the lovely and talented mastermind Kerry behind her blog HouseTalkN. She sent me a pick me up yesterday with the clip of Sweet Brown (that I had originally sent to her via Shannon) set to music.
This music is going to be my theme song. In fact, I think it already is and has been- I was just waiting for someone to put the words to a tune.
So if by chance you have NOT had the absolute pleasure of experiencing Sweet Brown and her 'viral video' (I hate that term)- I am more thrilled that you know to introduce it to you.
Because, in all honesty- as I reflect upon my last year of motherhood- one phrase has come consistently to mind: Ain't Nobody Got Time For That.
Ain't it the truth?
Because I don't.
--I don't have time for 'Mommy Wars'. ENOUGH with this term. Please. Everyone.
--I don't have time for petty pretentious mamas trying to make me feel bad because I'm not as good as you. Really. I don't have time for that.
--I don't have time for 'Mommy Guilt'. I don't. Look, I'm trying to survive here and keep my boys happy and safe. Because THAT is what matters. I don't feel guilty if they ate frozen Eggos with a side of high fructose corn syrup for breakfast. They ate, didn't they?
--I don't have time for the gym. I don't. I do ten million reps of stairs and lifts all over my house. So instead of faking it and wearing my workout clothes to pick up my kid from preschool and runs to Target- I'll just be keepin' it real here in my Merona tee shirt that I just picked up for $6 bucks.
--I don't have time for colds. Yep- we're all sick as dogs right now with snot coming out of our ears- but that doesn't mean I can wallow in bed and dose myself with Nyquil all day long. Ain't nobody got time for that when you're a mama. Nope.
--I don't have time for family petty games. If we come to visit- THIS is where we are. COME SEE US. Don't throw around a few guilt trips here and there because we only come up once a year. Ain't nobody got time for that either. Just be happy you see us.
--I don't have time for manicures, pedicures or hair stylists to blow out my mess of a mane. I'm ok with that. I may not look as spiffy as I used to- but I moisturize. That I do have time for.
--I don't have time to keep up with your kids and their fancy wardrobes. I have no desire to pay $34 for a child's tee shirt that they may wear for a year. Sorry. Don't got time for that so please don't try to impress me with your fancy name brand boat shoes in mini sizes.
--I don't have time to call my friends, unless I'm in the car- which I don't like to do because it's dangerous. So sorry mom-friends. But I don't got time for that and you know it. That's why I love you and you're my friends.
--What I DO have time for is my family. I have time for my boys. I have time to kiss them a billion times a day, wipe their snotty noses and salty tears. I haven't had much time lately for my husband- but I'll try to do better on that. Because there wouldn't be a Mother's Day for me if I wasn't a mother- and I am. And I love you guys.
And now...please, please, PLEASE do yourself a favor and watch this video. This entire post will make sense and I promise it will give you an ear worm. HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!! And remember, if things in motherhood are gettin' ya down...just remember: Ain't Nobody Got Time For That and move on..
Thanks theparodyfactory1 for this fabulous clip. If there's any way Sweet Brown can get some royalties that would be awesome.