What kind of things have I learned from being a mom?
I have learned that...abstract art is not stupid....there is truly nothing more emotion invoking and precious than a picture of a dinosaur drinking coffee at an amusement park you and your child hugging in a meadow full of flowers and puppy dogs.
I have learned that....you DO use fractions and other "mathy" stuff after high school. *Damn you third grade math*
I have learned that....Kidz Bop, while cute at first and certainly better than the Wiggles, is quickly becoming the leading cause of mothers becoming heroin addicts pulling their hair out.
I have learned that....peanut butter and/or jelly is apparently wall art...and my house is a gallery.
I have learned that...getting your first tooth is not nearly as much fun as it sounds.
I have learned....not to judge stay-at-home moms vs. working moms and breast feeding vs. bottle feeding....we are all just mom's trying to survive. Though I'm sure my kids will turn out better than yours...... Shut up. Let me live in my fantasy world.
I have learned that....cleaning my house is a complete waste of time. Yet I keep doing it. (But don't come check it right now, k?)
Photo Credit: The Dude who does Garfield
I have learned that....kids don't really need so many toys. Wish I had learned that one sooner......
I have learned that...using the phrase "my kids will NEVER *insert undesired behavior*" is the quickest way to get God to laugh and show you his sense of humor.
I have learned that....ranch dressing and ketchup are their own separate food groups and each should be given a nobel peace prize.
I've learned that....my kids are willing to forgive me easily when I make mistakes though I'm sure they keep a secret diary for future therapy sessions.
I've learned that....I CAN handle a crisis though the prince is much better in those situations.
I've learned that...I can switch from being so excited about the future for my children to being terrified in the blink of an eye.
I have learned that...becoming a mom is the best thing I ever did.
And most importantly, I have learned that....not every mom is as lucky as I am....and that any mom's life can change in a moment without notice.
Please go show your support for this mom whose wind has been knocked out of her. She needs to hear some encouraging words of hope. Be on the lookout this week for more information on how you can help her.