Even though we all know that moms are the best, many of us don’t think about how hard it is to actually be a mom. There are a lot of expectations put on moms, from society at large, and a lot of times from their own families. A lot of moms feel the pressure to “do it all,” when in reality it’s impossible to do such a thing. Social media has helped moms break down some of those stereotypes and expectations. These tweets and memes from the Instagram account “Moms Behaving Badly” perfectly capture what many moms feel on a daily basis. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows! If you’re not a parent, we see you. Sometimes being an adult is just plain impossible. We’ve got you covered in this list, too. See how many of these life hacks, memes, and pieces of advice you relate to!
#1: Too Tired to Go Out
Ah, youth. Remember when you could go out and party all night, get one hour of sleep, and then show up for your 8-hour shift at Party City like a champ? The good old days. Now it’s easy to just feel plain old. As most of us get older, have kids, and develop our middle-aged back pain, it’s a lot easier on our psyches to chill out a bit.
Raise your hand if you relate to this quote all too well. It’s simply too much to do both a daytime activity and a nighttime activity. A lot of us are at that point where it’s one or the other, if either. Priorities need to be set, decisions need to be made, and naps need to be scheduled.