For Real Life Wednesday a few weeks back I shared my sock confession, and today I feel the need to confess yet again.
This time I am talking about something a tad more controversial than sending my kids to school wearing odd socks, today I am talking about the ‘dummy’.
Dummy, pacifier, plug, soother… or as it is known in our house at the moment ‘Dun’.
It seems my smallest loves his ‘Dun’ as much as his siblings did and there is no end in site for that love affair.
I am ok with that.
I am ok with the various reasons we chose to give each of our children a dummy. I am ok with how we used it when they were small and how it was/is used as they got bigger. I am even ok with the fact that they took a long time to be ready to give up their dummies and that it will be a while yet before Noah is ready to give up his.
I am ok with all of that… but I really hate the way it looks.
I rarely, if ever, share a photo of my kids with a dummy in their mouths. I just can’t bring myself to do it.
That beautiful photo up there of my peaceful sleeping baby (oh I know he is not a baby any more but humour me ok) is ruined by that horrible, but very useful, glow in the dark dummy shoved in his gob!
The fact that I dislike the look of them so much may suggest that I am not as ok with the whole dummy gig as I think I am.
Perhaps I have deep seeded parenting guilt about giving my kids a dummy and I am just kidding myself when I spout about how ok with it I am? Perhaps I really regret that decision, perhaps I am in total denial about that regret?… though I really did think I ditched the dummy guilt after the first two kids, but maybe not.
But guilt or no guilt, denial or no denial, it is what it is. The ‘dun’ has been part of our lives, our real lives, on and off for the past nine years and I am not hiding it any longer!
What about you?
Got anything in the back of your closet that you’d kinda, rather keep secret, but that you know you’ll feel better if you get over yourself and share it?
What does real life look like where you live?
Last week my life was a mixture of gratitude and insanity, and I could so relate to this lovely Real Life Wednesday post from My Little Bookcase. And this post from Mama Miss is just freaky… how do you reckon she broke her foot in her sleep!?!?
So what is happening in your life that is so imperfect that it is perfect? Share with us those little moments that make you laugh, or cry, that keep you grounded and remind you how lucky you really are… the real life moments!
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