Thursday, May 10, 2018

10 Things Motherhood Has Taught Me

Last year I participated with Erin for 10th on the 10th and she's continuing it this year, click here for those posts.This month in honor of Mother's Day we are talking about 10 things Motherhood Taught Me. Let's get into it.

ONE | Love

The love for your child is like nothing else I have experience. Yes I love my family and my husband but my love for my kids...deep. You know that game when you ask...who would you save if you were all drowning? Yeah Mr. asked me that once when Baby Fox was a wee child, and my immediate response was Baby Fox, without hesitation. It hurt Mr.'s feelings, but as a Mother, we would save the kids...that was morbid....but you get my drift, I hope. The other day (at 4:50am) there was an earthquake, and my immediate reaction was to jump out of bed and grab the kids...luckily neither one woke up and I didn't need to, but I was ready...I have no idea what I would have done after that, perhaps I should start thinking about that.

TWO | Patience

Nothing tests your patience like a kid trying to buckle his/her own seat belt. Man that is the worst when they want to do it themselves, yet they don't have the strength yet to do it on their own. You know this, but then need to learn each time they get in the car...when you're in a hurry.

THREE | Pretend Play

I was never that great at pretend play. Heck I'm an engineer, we are all numbers and facts. But being a mother made me pretend play like no other. Want me to sound like a horse? Yep, want me to kiss like a giraffe, I can do that too. (yep both of things has been asked of me)

FOUR | Short Order Cook

Yep, I've turned into a short order cook. I don't always do it, but in order not to eat like a 4 and 7 year old, I do sometimes make myself and Mr. something and then the kids something else. I hope I am not the only one...

One of my all time favorite pictures of Baby Fox...he did not like carrots
FIVE | Perspective

What use to be so important to me before, no longer matters. What matters is my family, our health and the little things that used to drive me crazy. Don't bother me as much. I have two healthy kids who I am forever grateful for.

SIX | The Art of Lying

Yep I said it. I lie to them sometimes. Like when I said that we leave the Easter Baskets out for the Easter Bunny, because this Mama doesn't want to have to buy an Easter basket every year, and Baby Fox asked so we put it outside because the EB doesn't come inside. haha, good catch there son...almost caught me in my own lie. So yes we leave the Easter baskets outside for the bunny to fill them. Also so we wouldn't have to rush in the morning and have to do the whole Easter egg hunt before church...we told them that EB knows when you go to church and comes while you're gone.

SEVEN | Pain Management

You thought I was going to talk about natural birth right? Nope, I meant the ability to scream silently when you step on a lego in the middle of the night and don't want to wake up the whole house.

EIGHT | Conviction

Before kids I knew basically nothing about them. I had never changed a diaper before, didn't really hold any babies before, but as soon as Baby Fox was born I suddenly had all of these strong stances on things that I didn't even know I had. Like when to feed him, what way to hold him, how to bathe him...silly things like that, but I had an opinion on how they should be done.

NINE | The Art of Starvation

I am that person that always thinks about her next meal and the meal after that and the meal next week. But when it comes to the kids, if I have to give them my food so that they won't be hungry. I have no problem with doing that, unless I've gotten everything for everyone and the movement I sit down they want more milk...nope they've gotta wait until Mama gets a few bites in to take the edge off.

TEN | Grateful

I know we're all grateful for our family, friends and everything in our lives. But I am truly grateful that God gave me these children to raise. To raise to be good humans, to care about each other and others, to treat other like they would be treated and to show them everything I know. Each night as I look at them while they are sleeping, I stand there in awe that these tiny humans completely rely on me. That even when I feel like I am the worst mother on earth for yelling a little to much, for forgetting something important to them. They forgive so easily, without batting an eye. Something that us adults should follow. Their hugs are the best, the kisses are wonderful and the look they give you when you get home from a long day of work, makes waking up at 3am totally worth it.

What have you learned since becoming a parent?

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