If we are all honesty being a mom isn't all rainbow and butterflies, there is some real work to this! Many times moms, for whatever reason: religious, social, cultural pressures; will buy into the fantasy that being a mom is always a joy, really?
When you were a young girl did you, like me, see being a mom as being a semi-magical thing? Then as we became parents we are hit with the reality that there are diapers, sickness, unruliness, just plain work! We have to balance the expectations with the reality: Perfection does not exist.