'Cause I am a Superwoman
Yes I am, yes she is
Still when I'm a mess, I still put on a vest
With a S on my chest
Oh yes, I'm a Superwoman'
-Alicia Keys- "Superwoman"
Superwoman. I chose these lyrics for Emily, the momma of these three cuties because I think she needs to hear it. Really hear it.
I have known Emily since right before her eldest was born. Emily is incredibly creative, talented, giving and excels at pretty much everything she does.
Before we both had our third child, we used to discuss about whether we would. I think we both knew we would. A couple years later life has gotten much busier for the both of us now that we have three little gifts to look after. I know that I sometimes expect myself to be able to do all the things that I could exactly as I did them before having three. And I feel inadequate sometimes when I screw up, or when I forget to pack snacks, or because I still have not showered and I am at the school picking up my kids, or when I am full of anxiety for no clear reason, or when I just..can't. And people have expectations. And I worry about whether I am failing my husband, my kids, my friends, myself. I am pretty sure I am not alone in feeling this way.