Being A Mother

What a beautiful baby - A new father holding his child.
United States
May 11, 2008 12:45pm CST
I just had this sent to me for Mother's Day and I wanted to share it with all of you. I just hope it doesn't get deleted. LOL Being A Mother Somebody said it takes about 6 weeks to get back to normal after having a baby. That "Somebody" doesn't know that once you're a mother "Normal" is history. Somebody said that being a mother is boring..... That "Somebody" never rode in a car with a teenager with a drivers permit. Somebody said "if you're a good mother, your child will turn out good."That "Somebody" thinks that a child comes with directions and a guarantee. Somebody said "good mothers never raise their voices."That "Somebody" never came in the back door just in time to see their child hit a golf ball through the neighbors window. Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother. That "Somebody" never helped their fourth grader with their math. Somebody said you don't love your fifth child as much as you love your first. That "Somebody" never had five children. Somebody said you can find all your answers to child rearing questions in the books. That "Somebody" never had their child stuff beans up their nose or in their ears. Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery. That "Somebody" never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten. Or on a plane for military boot camp. Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back. That "Somebody" never organized four giggling Brownies to sell cookies. Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married. That "Somebody" doesn't know that it adds a new son or daughter-in-law to her heart strings. Somebody said that a mothers job is done when her last child leaves home. That "Somebody" never had grandchildren. Somebody said "that your mother knows you love her, so you don't have to tell her". That "Somebody" isn't a mother. I thought this was very sweet and oh so true. Had to share it. Does any of this apply to you?
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@ellie333 (21029)
11 May 08
Oh I am one of these people that wouldn't have a midwife or health visitor that had not had the experience of having had children themselves. Thank you for sharing. Ellie :D
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• United States
12 May 08
How sweet! I haven't got this in an e-mail yet or that I know of but thanks I copied it and emailed it to everyone I know! Some of it applies to me but my son is only 6 so before it is over the whole thing and I am sure much, much more will apply LOL. Also the world ended when I put him in head-start when he was 3yo. I cried and tried to run on the bus and take him back home, "yelling he isn't ready". The bus driver laughed and said that I was the one not ready and told me, "Relax, everything is going to be okay it is only for 3 hours. You'll see". I cried the whole way home and for the next week. :)
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• United States
12 May 08
I remember the first day of school with each of my children. I cried like nobody's business. It makes me teary thinking about it and my oldest is 19. LOL.
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
12 May 08
oh i feel this is so true too. not all would apply to me as my kids are still young but some definitely do. thanks for sharing it with us. it's really something simple and yet we never really even think about it. good day
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• United States
12 May 08
Being a parent certainly is filled with its fair share of joys and dissapointments.
@bfarrier1 (2082)
• United States
11 May 08
That pretty much sums up motherhood.I hope you had a great Mothers Day.
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• United States
12 May 08
Wishing you the very best today and always.
@Rosekitty (19438)
• San Marcos, Texas
11 May 08
This could be my story since i have 5 children and 5 grandchildren..and almost everything is our life..except my girls didn't do brownies..but my boys were little devils..LOL..oh the headachs they gave me, with wondering what else they would do next? Well they all called me today..got lovely flowers,cards,candy,a recipe book, my lawn mowed,my feet rubbed and lotioned by a grandaughter,and I wouldn't trade them for anyone else in the world!
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• United States
12 May 08
I don't blame you. I wouldn't trade mine either, through good or bad.
@mummymo (23707)
11 May 08
Definitely k sweety - definitely! The love part is so wrong - I think you always have to seize the chance of telling your mother (or your kids for that matter) that you love them! Thank you for sharing and hope you had a great Mothers Day! xxx
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• United States
12 May 08
Its times like yesterday that make you really glad you are a mother.
@winterose (39917)
• Canada
11 May 08
this is a wonderful post and so true, true, true, I would like to know who these somebody's of the world are, they haven't got a clue.
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• United States
11 May 08
They really don't realize that its a joy to be a mother. I'm so glad for my children.