This article is sponsored by SUDAFED®. All opinions and thoughts are mine alone.
Being a mom, you get invited to a lot of things; parties, picnics, play dates and practices. I always sort of fantasized about being THAT mom, you know? The one who cuts the orange slices for soccer, and brings cupcakes into the classroom, “just because”. The one who chaperons all the field trips and sells chocolate bars door to door, like a boss.
But that doesn’t happen. I mean maybe if you’re tweaking out on caffeine pills, like Jessie in Saved by the Bell, then maybe it might happen. But then you might also have a nervous break down selling cookies outside the grocery store. Who knows!
Anyway, I digress, and need to get back on topic. Here’s the point of all of this, as moms we do A LOT, like a lot A LOT. Y’all non-parents don’t even know! And because we’re super humans when it comes to our tiny ones, we can’t let anything stop us when it comes to getting out there and getting it done. That’s called “Fear of Missing Out” or for you digitally inclined folks, #FOMO.
For me, fear of missing out is letting down my kids, not being able to be there for the flute recital, or the dance practices, or the soccer games because of things I can’t control. I’ve let go of the notion that everything will be in my control, life is easier that way. I know I can control how I feel when seasonal sinus pressure hits, and being able to take a SUDAFED helps me with my #FOMO. So I’ve got that going for me, which is nice.
And my kids thinks I am still the hero, even if I feel a bit less than perfect, I am still sorta appear perfect to them, and that totally makes it worth it for me.
What are some of your issues with #FOMO?