<blockquote>”Welcome to Fight Club. The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is: you DO NOT talk about Fight Club! Third rule of Fight Club: someone yells “stop!”, goes limp, taps out, the fight is over.”</blockquote>
It dawned on me today that we mothers could learn a lot from Fight Club…and let me tell you, when that crazy guy I dated in 2000 made me watch it 100 times in a row, I would have never thought those words would come out of my mouth. But it’s true.
Motherhood could benefit a lot from a basic set of rules and some generally acknowledged truths, and if you think about it, what better source than a film about someone fighting with themselves? If there is one thing I’ve learned it is that success in motherhood is 99% acceptance that I cannot win, not even against myself and 1% perseverance despite the regular losses.
Here are some Fight Club rules and truths that I’d like to bring over to Motherhood:
Read them all over at The Nomad Mom Diary.