Imperfect Family Crossing
The perfect kayaking shot is what gets put on Instagram. The hot chocolates on the ski slopes are sent to everybody. The stories of a fun gaming night are what gets shared. And those are amazing and wonderful memories to cherish.
Oddly, though, nothing gets recorded when Baby Son pees all over me, and then 20 minutes later, has a #2 explosion on his clothes. Nothing gets recorded when Teenage Daughter is having a breakdown and screams at you that "YOU JUST DON'T GET ME!!" And of course, the juggling of family priorities, career priorities, and the house priorities during COVID just gets it's own special page in the book of family life.
But we all know this is the stuff of real life. And we are not alone.