I’m someone who constantly apologizes. Did you have a bad day? Sorry! Is it raining? Sorry! Did you bump into me? Sorry! Did I make you laugh? Sorry! Honestly, it’s one of my most annoying habits. But the extremely witty and insanely talented Stephanie inspired me to think about 5 things I won’t apologize for.
My marriage comes first.
As in, before my child. I know this is a polarizing topic, but it’s a no-brainer for us. Cory and I are the first people to model for Jack what a happy, healthy marriage looks like, so we believe that putting each other before our child is what’s best for everyone. Does that mean if my child is crying and my husband walks in the door from work, I drop the kid and run to Cory? No! Does it mean we budget for date nights and childless vacations? You bet.
I care about my appearance
When I showed up to a mom’s group a while back, I was teased because I had showered and was wearing “real clothes.” Listen, 90% of my life is now spent in yoga pants and wireless bras, so on the rare occasion I have the time (or reason) to do more than slap on chapstick and a t-shirt, I’m going to do it.
Not every day gets my 100%
I’m so far from perfect. There are days when the house is cleaned, the laundry is folded, I’ve played with the baby, and I’ve met article deadlines with time to spare. But there are others days when the dishes are piled up, the baby is bored, and I have nothing productive to show for my day (you know, besides a living, breathing tiny human.)
I have an awesome husband
Sure, he has his quirks and has the ability to drive me to the brink of insanity, but I can assure you he could say much worse about his wife. Not all husbands treat parenthood as an equally shared responsibility, but mine does. He changes diapers, gets up in the middle of the night, encourages me to take time by myself, and is an all-around nice guy.
Changing my mind
At this point in my life, I’m just trying to figure out what works, what I like, and what I can do without. I’m quick to say yes to opportunities and excited to try different techniques when it comes to parenting. Some things work, some things don’t. So be it. I don’t think that makes me fickle or indecisive; I think it makes me human.
(I’d love to know some things that you won’t apologize for!)