But it's easy to feel that way
I'm a big fan of responding to people with honesty and probably a little more info than they wanted. If you don't actually care how I'm doing, don't ask. Otherwise you're going to get the full answer. This week, my answers involve pink eye because kids are germ factories and don't realize you shouldn't sneeze in mommy's face. I also like to think that by being open about the messy parts, I'm helping future parents feel more comfortable opening up about their struggles. Sometimes life is wonderful and almost magical, but more often it's messy and chaotic and stressful. And all of that is okay.