What Matters Most:
Expectation vs. Reality…
This Is NOT What I Signed Up For!
Before I married I envisioned what being married with children would be like. I had been a nanny for years. Caring for the children, keeping the house clean, grocery shopping and making dinner really did seem to come quite naturally for me. If I was to be totally transparent with you, I’d say I pretty much had it down and fully expected that I was more than ready to be a good wife and Mother. Then I got married and had a few children and the reality of being a wife and Mom set in. I found myself so tired, the house was far from spotless and dinner was often something I threw together just before my husband came home.
Where did super nanny go? I began to compare myself with others knowing that they surely had it more together than I did. I felt stuck and overwhelmed. The lies that would dance around in my head were things like “Certainly they had their menu planned, bathrooms cleaned, laundry done, children schooled, dinner made and joyfully greeted their husband at the door when he came home.”
When we have an expectation for what we THINK our home life should be like and compare ourselves to others we set ourselves up for discontent and failure. It robs us of contentment and takes the joy out of living our lives with our family. Here’s 5 way to help shift your perspective: