I've never created a linky before. Not on my own. I've participated in them, but this is different.
Maybe I'll like it so much I'll do these kinds of posts frequently? And people will link up and share their own Moments of Motherhood (MOM) with me?
A girl can dream.
And I dream of one day having a space where many moms come to talk about what's on their minds.
Kinda' sorta' not exactly.
At least once in a while.
So here's my shot at just that. An intro to what I'd like to share with you about motherhood.
Motherhood is hard. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise.
We all have those AHA! moments throughout when we're saying, holy cow, we really ARE a mom. Or whoa, did I just SAY that to my kid? I'm turning into my own mom!
Whether it's the stereotypical "Because I said so!" response to our little ones (and who among us has NEVER EVER used that? - Really? Surely you jest!) or the random, "Please stop chasing the dog," Motherhood has us saying and doing the strangest things.
Will you join me today and share some of yours?
YOU KNOW YOU'RE A MOM WHEN ...
* You find yourself sneaking chocolate and eating it while hiding IN the kitchen so nobody will ask you for any.
* And sometimes you do the same thing with actual meals, because your favorite sandwich will instantly turn into what they want, even AFTER you've offered to make them one - been turned down - and then made them something totally different
* The only place you can get some peace and quiet is in your bathroom. And even that is rare.
* You've contemplated actually changing your name TO Mom. Because nobody regularly calls you anything else.
* You find yourself waking up at odd hours, finding yourself snuggled up under the covers in your kid's bed!
* You've been pawed at, snotted on, sneezed on and rubbed up against, and it's only noon.
* The last time you took a shower you stayed in there forever because you kinda' sorta fell asleep.
* You took up running - just to get some you-time!
* And lastly, you find yourself using the term "go potty" when you're out with your friends. Yes. The grown-up ones. And the kids are at home. Say wha?
If you'd like to join me (and I'd love it if you would!) please consider sharing your own post and linking up with me below. Make a momma happy and remind her (okay, yes, ME!) that she isn't alone!