Ten Truths of Motherhood

Monday, April 25, 2016

{one} You will have days when you're angry because you can't just go. It's not like before you had kids and you could just pick up and go at the drop of a hat. You didn't have to think about nap time or feeding kids or any of that.

{two} You'll be exhausted all. the time. Even when you don't think you're tired, you're tired.

{three} You will have to know when to just let some things go. You're son is vacuuming for the second time today, and not a bit of cleaning is actually being done. Let it go.

{four} You will ask why more times than you'll want to ever admit. Why did you just throw your plate on the floor...for the 100th time today??

{five} You'll wonder if anyone is actually ever listening. Do you hear me??

{six} Cry, yes, you will cry. You will cry because you're worried, tired, happy, frustrated, angry. There will be lots of crying.

{seven} Plan will change. Plans you made for dinner, they'll change. Career plans, life plans, all plans will eventually change.

{eight} You will forget things. You will forget the grocery list, the child safety magnet for the cabinets (which is stuck on the car), what you did the day before.

{nine} You'll worry. About everything. You'll worry about a rash that just appeared all over your son's body. You'll worry about what school your kids will go to...in 3 years. You'll worry about how your daughter has a fascination with climbing. 

{ten} You will have fun. I promise. Being a mother is the biggest blessing anyone can have. Whether you're the mother of a pet, a child, a foster child, whoever, or whatever--it will be fun.

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