Parenting in our modern world of over-communication is such an art.
It's kind of like marketing.
We each get to decide what we present to others and sculpt what we want others to think of how we live our lives.
So we post our pictures of our babies in cute sunglasses....
And we send out the ones of our wee babes "reading" (puh-lease....she's just pausing before she rips out a page, and we all know it).
But somehow we fail to share that moment when we go in to check that everyone is still breathing and we are faced with the fact that not only did we forget to brush....we are actually TRYING to get cavities.
And the truth is, when I see the occasional honest photo...it actually makes me want to go over and give that mom a hug/high five/plate of cookies...because that's what it's like for all of us.
We just need to admit it. And take a big deep breath.
And stop using black and white photo filters to make our lives feel romantic and old-timey.