Monday, May 24, 2010

Being a mom means ...

* Eating lots of ice cream because you HAVE to.

* Splashing in puddles even when you don't want to!


* Watching several straight hours of Disney Channel or Nick Jr. on a rainy day.


* Wiping a runny nose with the bottom of your shirt.


* Showing excitement over a pretty yellow flower (weed!) collection.


* Reading the same book over and over and over again.


* Finding random toys shoved into random spots of your couch.


* Waking up in the morning to find that you've slept with various items [see random toys from previous remark] in your bed with you.


* Trying to remember the last time you ate a meal in a restaurant that didn't have to be in a booth so you could trap your child in her seat, where a kids' menu with crayons wasn't given out as you sat down, and where you didn't play a quick game or two or ten of tic-tac-toe before the food arrived.


* Hearing the words 'I love you, Mommy' and feeling your heart melt.


* Looking at her smiling face and listening to her laugh and thinking those are the best sights and sounds in the world.


* Never knowing again what it's like to be lonely or questioning what true love is, because you have it, live it and feel it every single day.


8 comments:

Noelle said...

Ahhh...I loved this!!!

carla said...

I love this.

mamahood even on its most shittiest of days (yesIsaidit) ROCKS:)

MizFit

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Well said...a great way to start my day!

Amy~ said...

So very true. No wonder moms are always so tired. We keep so busy.

Erin said...

Lovely post, Andrea! So true. I hate it when my kids make me eat ice cream. Such a chore! LOL!

Marilyn (A Lot of Loves) said...

You got it. Great post. I laughed at the snotty shirt - too true.

Traci said...

I am with you on all of these -- especially ice cream and melting hearts!
:-)

Nicole said...

Love this!! Very well put!!

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