Recently, I was watching an interview with a mother of four children and she said repeatedly that dancing (referring to a dancing competition she was in) was harder than giving birth to all of her children. And then she said she should know because she did it.
Buckle up people and if you are sensitive, quit reading now. For those of you that want to know my opinion on this topic, read on.
Wow, I thought, dancing is harder than giving birth? That is a broad statement and one that was made by a mother who has probably never experienced loss at birth. And that I would know because I did it.
And then I heard from another mother that she didn't sleep at all the night before and then she followed it by saying it was the worst thing ever.
This is where I give you the go ahead to quit reading if anything above offended you or hurt your feelings. If not, read on.
Wow, I thought that is also a broad statement and also one that was made by a mother who had probably never experienced sleepless nights without one or more of her children.
A sleepless night with all your children, the worst thing ever?
Try (not just one) but many sleepless nights without one or more of your children.
That friends, is the worst thing ever.
I know that these mothers mentioned above probably do not know how the loss of a child feels and in no way do I ever wish for them to know this pain but with all due respect, there are many mothers that only wish that dancing was harder than childbirth, (me included) and there are many mothers that wish they didn't know the agony of a sleepless night without their child. (me included)
I am going to be real here for a hot minute and be so bold as to say when I read or hear things like this from a mother that has all of her children, my lip does curl up a bit...sometimes even a lot.
Mothers that compare dancing to childbirth cannot do so in the presence of a mother who compares the delivery room to a morgue. It was time for me to change the channel.
Remember, I am keeping it real here.
Dancing is not harder than childbirth and one sleepless night with all of your children is not the worst thing ever.
That is all.
Sending big hugs to all of my mama friends that didn't dance today and that won't sleep tonight!