When I was a young girl, I used to dream about getting married and having babies. My dreams were always somewhat related to the families I would see on the television shows I would watch. The Cosby Show, Family Ties, Growing Pains, and Full House were all stories depicting adults working and raising families while making everything look easy. Sure, they all had their issues and drama, but it always worked out in the end.
When I finally got married and had my babies, my dreams turned to becoming the perfect wife and mother. How hard could it be? With all of the different social media platforms out there, help was only a click away. Everyone I spoke to recommended getting a Pinterest page.
The minute I logged on, I realized I had made the right decision. Visions of grandeur filled my brain as I started to plan all the things I was going to do with my pins. I would make delicious homemade meals for my family every night. I was going to hand make all of my kids’ Halloween costumes. Every Christmas/Easter/St. Patrick’s Day, my house would be filled with decorations that I made with my own 2 hands.
Boy was I a dreamer!! Before I realized it, I had 3,400 pins! Who knew that Pinterest could be so addictive??
What I also didn’t realize was, not only would I have to sift through those pins to find the perfect meal, the perfect costumes and the perfect decorations, but I would also have to find the time and the energy to actually turn those pins into reality while holding down a full time job and running after 2 very busy kids. So much for perfect.
I was overwhelmed by the thoughts that my kids were going to have to wear costumes purchased at a store, and my husband was going to have to come home every night to frozen box dinners. When I finally got up the courage to explain my failure to my husband, he laughed and told me that he didn’t marry me because I was a domestic goddess, he married me because he loved me.
So, now for dinner, I pick a pin or 2 per week to try out on my family, and I try to add a new, homemade decoration for every holiday that we celebrate. As for Halloween, my kids still wear costumes bought at the store. Do they care? Absolutely not. They are too excited about the candy and chocolate to worry about whether their costumes are purchased or home made. Besides, half the fun is going into the store and looking at all the different ideas.
I still have 3,400+ pins. And I still spend way too much time collecting pins I will never use. But it’s nice to have dreams and Pinterest is definitely full of dreamy ideas.
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