5 Things I Never Knew About Mamahood

I gotta admit that between finishing up my novel and taking care of the kids on my own (while hubby’s been on 2 business trips in the last 2 weeks), my brain is fried. So I’m keeping this post short and sweet. πŸ™‚

This image encapsulates so much about mamahood. :) Joy, sacrifice, gratitude...

This image encapsulates so much about mamahood. πŸ™‚ Joy, sacrifice, gratitude…

In light of Mother’s Day this Sunday, here are 5 things I never knew about mamahood before I had kids:

1. That the 10 seconds after I get the kids into the car and shut the door and before I reach the driver’s seat could be the 10 most glorious seconds of my day. I know exactly where the kids are, they can’t go anywhere because they are strapped into their carseats, and I can’t hear them arguing. Ahh… πŸ™‚

2. That there would be moments when I’m talking to the kids and hubby says to me with raised eyebrows, “You sound like your mom” and I say, “No, I don’t!”… just before it dawns on me thatΒ Argh, I do!

3. That for some reason I have an easier time imaging myself laying my life down to save my kids (from oncoming traffic, a burning house, etc.) than actually getting up in the middle of the night – without grumbling – to change their soiled clothes.

4. That my kids would teach me more about life and love than I could ever teach them.

5. That I would reach a point (like this year) when I would start wishing my munchkins wouldn’t grow up so quickly.

So with that, here’s wishing you a very happy Mother’s Day. Hope you have a great weekend celebrating the moms in your lives!

And here’s a great videoΒ of a Parent Rap Song by a very hip couple. Check it out!

One comment

  1. Amy from Swag on, Momma! says:

    Great list! Number 3 is soooo true and funny! I read it to my husband and he laughed too. πŸ™‚ I’m having my second baby in August, and I am nervous for the night times again…this time, I’m not blissfully ignorant about how bad night times can be! Ha! It’s ok, like you said, I’d lay down my life for my kids…so hopefully I can lay down a bit of sleep.

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