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Friday, July 1, 2011

A Mom Is

A Mom Is:

  • Living for the first months of your child's life never having a clean shirt on.
  • After meticulously cleaning everything, you look behind you and everything just about has been undone.
  • Rushing out after a hard day of work just to start an even harder job so you can see smiling faces.
  • Having a stash of secret sweets just for you
  • Knowing what love at first sight really means.
  • Coming to grips that the body you used to complain about before birth actually was quite nice and that you probably won't ever get that body back. Furthermore, you don't care as much because having a perfect body just isn't as important anymore.
  • Your money becomes the kids money and in most cases you enjoy spending that money on them more then you would ever enjoy spending it on yourself.
  • Knowing what true sacrifice is
  • You slap yourself upside the head when you think back about how you "knew everything" about parenting before you had kids.
  • You appreciate your parents more.
  • You learn how something in your life to do's has to give and usually its your house.
  • Sleeping late is 8am.
  • Eating out at restaurants gives a whole new meaning to being a talented multi tasker; eating, while feeding a baby, wrangling a child from running away and holding a conversation with your husband all at once.
  • Appreciating conversation and a quiet meal.
  • Loving something more then you love yourself
  • Answering a million "why" questions a day.
  • Boogers, poop, pee and vomit are not as gross. It is still disturbing but not as grossly surprising as it once was.
  • Getting up half a dozen times from the dinner table before you actually put the first bite of food in your mouth
  • You no longer have a first name. You are now so and so's Mom.
  • Once you think you've hit your most embarrassing moment, your kid will top it ten fold.
  • You appreciate the imagination and innocence of a child's mind first hand.
  • You learn the power of what a mad Mama bear possesses.
  • Reliving part of your childhood by getting out old favorite toys, watching old favorite kid shows and getting toys for your kids that you wish you had when you were young.
  • Having zero time for idiotic people that don't forgive or hold grudges. Really? Yeah, I don't care.
  • Catching yourself Mommying others...even adults.
  • Quickly learning bathroom activities are no longer private.
  • Staying out late is 11pm.
  • Learning who your true friends are.
  • Discovering there is a whole new level of tired.
  • Finding an excuse to color again and realize how therapeutic it is.
  • Knowing that running errands takes twice as long.
  • Seeing all babies are miracles
  • Finding your voice if you didn't have one before you had kids.
  • Having deeper empathy and greater understanding of the kind of pain parents go through that have lost their children
  • Being able to recite several of your child's favorite shows by heart.
  • Catching yourself singing or humming theme songs to various shows like Elmos World, Little Einstein, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or Imagination Movers.
  • Realizing your child is the most hilarious comedian you know.
  • Discovering a child become mobile way too fast.
  • Realizing God has one heck of a sense of humor.

1 comment:

MorethanMommy said...

Hi. :)

I liked this, and think it's dead on!

I know you are surprised to see me, but I'm trying to do this "blog world" thing now, partly in conjunction with my new attempt to define "me". And one thing I know: I like YOU! (So I'm going to make time to sit, have coffee, and read your blog) :)