The Joys of Motherhood! A quick little Giggle for all Mom's!
April 4, 2007 6:52am CST
Here is a day in my life and some thoughts to share with some of you other Mom's out there... Isn't is amazing how after you have a child...your life changes??? Don't get me wrong, I have 2 BEAUTIFUL kids but I never thought in a million years I would see what I have raising them. I often think back to the "CURSE" our parents put on us all when we were growing up..."I hope you have kids that act JUST as you do!". Doesn't seem like much at the time until it happens and you think back to.."Did I REALLY try to pull that?" The good Lord blessed me with a daughter back in 1994. I still think back to her cute little pudgy cheeks, her big grey eyes and the "princess" that she was...needless to say NOW she is "PRE-TEEN" and a hellion form the word GO! She stands 5'8" and is built like a 22 year old! It's disturbing to hear my little angel talk about boys because I still see her as a baby. Where did the sarcasm and the "talking back" start? And WHEN did she start wearing AND FITTING INTO my clothes?? Not even my bras are safe anymore!!! She's easy going though...NOTHING compared to my adorable little 3 year old son. When you bring a child home from the hospital, you have this perfect little blessing that is so full of love and wonder...there isn't a warranty or guidebook that warns you and instructs you how to handle the little darling when he decides to try and put his "poopy" pull up diaper on the cat or decorate the bathroom in cat litter. I still can't understand how I keep finding half eaten hot dogs and cookies behind the couch or his fascination with eating toilet paper!!! You know you are losing it when you catch yourself singing songs from Sesame street while doing the dishes or catch yourself STILL coloring a picture in a coloring book LONG after your child lost interest in coloring at the time. You start to wonder about your mental state of mind when you notice yourself cutting the crusts off your husbands sandwiches when you are making him lunch. Once you think about it...you realize the insanity is hopefully temporary and your Mom was right. She was never crazy like we thought...she was just in the same "place" we find ourselves now. God Bless the woman! I have a newfound respect for my Mom.
4 Apr 07
This has given me a good laugh. I have four children ranging from 11 years old to 2 years old, so I understand where you are coming from. It's like once you have had kids, everything changes, from the things you do, to the way you talk and think, and to the songs you sing. It's a great time of my life but it can also be a bit scary.
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4 Apr 07
I'm glad you got a chuckle from it...just my thought process in action this morning. Scary is PERFECT! I never envisioned how different raising boys vs. girls was! My husband wants another child to top it off! I told him okay as long as HE gives birth to it and wakes up the 15 million times a night to feed,diaper and care for it! Don't get me wrong, I love kids but wonder if I need a GOOD shrink just to understand my Pre-teen. LOL Kids are a blessing, that's for sure but after seeing what we see on a daily basis...rest assured that God has a sense of humor!!!
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17 May 07
LOL...very true. Like you I have a pre-teen, born same year as yours. She will turn 13 in November. It's funny how time flies... very true about the sarcasm and the talking back. Very sensitive too. They become like us and we become like them...I do not think there is really a school out there that will teach us 100% about parenthood, that is the wonderful thing about all of this. Not everything can be anticipated, life can throw a curb ball at you...what we can do is do our very best in giving guidance and cross our fingers that they pull through :)