I just got back from seeing Sex and the City 2 and I loved, loved, LOVED it! I mean, what's not to love? The story line was good, the gals are great, and the fashion... one word: AMAZING! But what was even more amazing was the very real, very powerful scene when Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) and Charlotte (Kristin Davis) spoke about the realities of motherhood and the fact that some days they can barely keep it together... over cosmopolitans, of course. One thing that Miranda admitted (and thank goodness that she did!) was that "being a mother kicks your a$$" sometimes. And I couldn't agree more. Being a mother is such hard work and since we ALL love, love, LOVE our child[ren], it's always deemed un-motherly and frowned upon whenever we vent about the nuts and bolts of motherhood. It's like we're expected to be totally put together 100% of the time, which is totally unrealistic. I mean, although I believe mothers have superhuman characteristics, we are only human. And if we are taking care of everyone else, who's taking care of us?
Like Charlotte spoke about in the movie, it's very important that we mothers take care of ourselves first... before we take care of our little ones. And while we all can't afford a week's vacation in Abu Dhabi, we must try to find a moment each day to escape, meditate, and re-fuel. This will make us all more awesome and effective mamas!