Nicole Ramsey was clearly taught that honesty is the best policy.
As a result, the Arizona mother of two has gone viral with a brutally honest, totally hysterical and very much relatable story that she shared late last month on Facebook.
The lengthy message was posted on January 31 on the Breastfeeding Mama Talk Facebook page.
It included a photo of her master bathroom’s shower tiles (below… this will make sense momentarily) and it centered on a recent time in which Nicole and her husband tried to recapture some of their past romance.
The first section of the post was titled "PARENTHOOD" and read as follows:
Constantly being touched and climbed on by my toddler and non stop nursing from my baby…. When is there time for us? Lol!
Trying to squeeze in OUR time has proved to be a challenge… Parent life… Real struggle…. True best friends.
It’s worth noting here that Nicole is the mother of a two-year old named McKenzie and a five-month old named McKayla.
She then moved on to a section titled "SEX" and this is where the brutal honesty comes in.
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, Nicole explained, adding in detail:
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.
So far, so good… right?
Go on, Nicole…
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.
HA! You can see where this is going, can’t you?
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, Nicole wrote.
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.
And here is that pic. Not exactly the most seductive setting, it’s true.
Is this a case of someone going all TMI via Facebook? Of sharing Too Much Information?
Or would you classify it as TMLI, which translates to Too Much Like I because you and your spouse have most definitely experienced something similar?
Nicole understands both sides.
"Some of you will think… ‘omg why would you post something so private,’" she wrote to conclude her post, adding:
"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."
Nicole’s Facebook message has been shared thousands of times and she tells Us Weekly that she’s okay with how her life has changed.
It’s a worthwhile trade-off.
"Romance and sexual marathons seem to be a thing of the past,” she tells the magazine.
“If we get a chance, we are trying to get naked as fast as humanly possible. Maybe in the future our sex life will change. But until then, I am praying neither of us step on a Lego."
Seriously, right? That would hurt!
Editor’s Note: We sincerely hope a friend of Nicole’s read this post and then offered to babysit for a night. Heck, just for an hour.
Heck, maybe even for 15 minutes.
Throw Nicole a bone here, people! Almost literally! She could use it.