Kristy Kemp, a 26-year-old mom of two toddlers, runs the popular Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page. Recently she strayed off the topic of breastfeeding to address another relatable struggle for many parents: S-E-X.
"Trying to squeeze in OUR time has proved to be a challenge," she wrote. "Parent life..." To prove her point, Kemp posted this hilarious story about she and her partner trying to navigate romance when they've got two kids:
Here's the whole story, titled aptly "SEX":
Omg! I am not sure when the last time we actually had sex when the kids were up?! We (I) fed the family, washed the kids, brushed their teeth, put jammies on them and tucked the kiddos in bed early. I ran to the bedroom turned off Blippi and turned on romantic music. Found the lighter from my 2year olds birthday party and got the dust covered candles lit. I attempted to be sexy ignoring my postpartum naked body society frowns upon. I know he loves every inch of me. We get into the warm shower that is quickly loosing heat because my kids took most of the hot water. Kissing passionately in our shower we seem to hear phantom cries of our children about every 30 seconds. Trying to catch our footing we hear a loud "SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!" I start cursing the toy dolphin under my breath. As we are desperate to keep the mood going we realize the alphabet toys below us.... We are surrounded.... Finally we both crack up and the sexual mood disappears. We get back to best friend mode, laughing so hard we are barley able to catch our breath. We decided to snap a goofy picture to remember parenting is a crazy ride.
Some of you will think... "omg why would you post something so private." Well, I am a transparent person and I try to find the humor in being a parent. I believe if you can't truly enjoy your kids and laugh you will never survive being a parent. So here is to the exhausted moms and dads out there trying to be parents every minute of the day attempting to get some together time. Lol! Laugh at life or you won't make it!
Then she got even more specific in the comments:
I'm glad Kristy has the support of her "back massager." She also has the support of a lot of other moms, many who have shared their own parenting sex fails in the comments:
Moms or not, we can all relate to having sex be interrupted by someone screaming: "COME PLAY AT THE ZOO." Right??