Pinterest is a wonderful, mysterious, and addicting website. It is filled with everything from funny pictures of cats to home decor ideas, to the latest birthday cake ideas. It is also depression inducing. Women already have so much pressure to be the next Martha Stewart so do we really need something like Pinterest to compare our selves to? Women are supposed to be the ones that have it all together. We can clean the house, have a five course meal on the table, and have all of the kids bathed, fed, and put to bed by nine o’clock.
If we had a small army of minions and a robot that did our house work for us.
The reality is that life is crazy, the kids get sick, dinner doesn’t always get on the table right at five, and the dishes aren’t always in the dish washer before bed time. And that’s okay.
But Pinterest has taken it to a whole new level. Now we are supposed to have DIY clothes/home decor furniture/gifts/you name it, and the perfect house. Let me tell you half of those pins that have the perfectly cleaned playrooms with labeled bins and spotless walls. ALL LIES! LIES I TELL YOU!
I don’t even have kids yet and I can tell you that’s not happening just by helping out in the Pre-k room. Do you have any idea how many times I have organized those tubs!? Maybe some people just have genetically modified kids that naturally put things back where they go. But I’m not even that organized. (Maybe I will be when we are in our house, but I don’t count on it)
The fact is, that most of us have other responsibilities besides taking care of the house, cooking dinner, and taking care of the kids if you have them. The moms/housewives that blog and get their pins on Pinterest, that is their job. That is what a lot of them do day in and day out. Most of them don’t even take care of their blogs by themselves. I know one of them for sure has a group of people that help her blog. She has an advertising person, and someone that makes all of the graphics.
Anyway, the point is that no body is perfect, and no one should be expected to be perfect. Your kids don’t care if the dishes from yesterday are in the sink, and honestly they would be just as happy with McDonald’s. And above all no matter what you do or don’t get done, as long as you love them and care for them they are going to think you are amazing.
So next time you get on Pinterest, and see a picture of a sparkling clean house, or some craft that looks like it’s not really handmade, and you start to feel depressed. Remember that you are not that person, you do not need to be that person, and that your husband and your kids will still love you even if your house doesn’t look like the ones on Pinterest, and that those rooms looked like that for five seconds, and you didn’t get pictures of those tubs so who knows what is really in them. Most importantly remember that most of Pinterest is lies, and that the people that have houses like that are most likely not human, that or they have minions. In which case, can I have some?
Am I the only one that gets Pinterest induced depression?