I have a confession to make I am the worst Insta-mum! I often scroll through my Instagram feed overwhelmed with Insta-envy. How do all these mums do it? Where do they find the time? Are their lives really this picture perfect? Probably not. But I will never be one of them and here’s why.
I’m not cut out for Instagram
I often get a little jealous as I scroll through my Instagram feed.
I see the picture perfect moments others share and think: “Wow. That’s the kind of life I need.”
How do all these mums do it?
Where do they find the time?
How do they get such inspirational shots?
Why don’t they all suck like mine?
So I confess I’m not cut out for Instagram.
It takes me 100 attempts to take an average photo.
How many would it take to get a great one?
I don’t even want to know.
I don’t take care over lighting.
My pictures are dark and grainy.
I don’t have time for fancy flatlays.
They lack imagination and creativity.
I don’t eat from pretty heart-shaped bowls.
My cooking is not picture perfect.
When all you have for breakfast is cheerios a picture isn’t really worth it.
I’m not that photogenic.
I hate most photos of me.
So I rarely take any selfies.
Let alone any that are Insta-worthy.
My little girl is super cute.
So, I share lots of pictures of her.
But often even those are ruined
By dirty washing and toys scattered everywhere.
When she’s doing something cute I just snap away.
It’s only when I go to share it that I realise there’s a mountain of mess in the way.
My pictures are often rubbish quality, that I must confess.
But often it’s simply because I’ve zoomed in close to crop out all the mess.
I could share an outfit of the day.
But it isn’t really worth it.
All of my clothes are years old or purchased in a supermarket.
My house isn’t full of pretty decorations.
Unless you find mess attractive.
But I like to think it shows we’re real.
This is actually how we live.
Pretending I’m more funny than I am – that’s where I get my kicks.
So mostly I just tend to share short poems and limericks.
If this sounds like something that you could enjoy, then please follow me.
I might not have the best feed, but I’d be grateful for your company.
Do you get Insta-envy too? Or maybe you’re great at it and have some tips for me? Let me know in the comments below. Happy snapping everyone!