Thursday, February 4, 2010

Writer's Workshop

It is time for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.  If you want to join the fun, check her site right here.  The assignment I have chosen to accept is prompt #5 List 10 things you never knew until you were mom.

I was not blessed with motherly instincts.  I know I played with dolls, but they are not foremost in my mind as my favorite toys.  I never was really fond of kids as a young adult.  In fact, I swore up and down that I was never going to have children.  Why would I want them?  They were wild, loud, unruly and obnoxious.  But that was before I became a mom.  Before I became a mom I was going to be a career woman.  And if--and that was a huge IF--I did have kids, well the husband was going to stay home with them.  Come on, I was 19.

Then I found out I was pregnant with baby number one, and everything changed.  I learned many things, and continue to learn.  Here are ten?  Not sure about that, but ten....

10.  Baby poop can fly as far as three feet across a room if baby is positioned correctly.
9.  A baby can poop an entire outfit and somehow manage to only get a streak of poop on the diaper.
8.  I can stick my BARE HAND in the toilet without batting an eye
7.  kids really do hear everything. you. say...verbatim.
6.  Monster rocks work
5.  I can clean up puke fairly easily
4.  Certain words cause children from miles away to suddenly appear.  These words are:  Cookies, food, toys, money, cake, and park.
3.  I can clear a room fastest when I start washing dishes.
2.  Kids are the bestest playmates.
And the number one thing I have learned....

I never knew, or rather, never understood the extent to which my love would go.  The fact, that I would lay down my life for any of them.  The fact that when they are sick, everything else stops until I know they are comfortable and taken care of. And even then, I am on 24 hour watch until they are healthy.  The fact that when they hurt it causes me ache like I never thought I could.  The fact that when they smile it makes my heart swell to the point I think it might actually burst.  The fact that when they make me laugh it's the best laugh I have.  The fact that their hugs make the worst day melt away.  And a good day especially sweet.

Those are just ten things I have learned since becoming a mom.To write everything I have learned thus far, would take too long.

Picture of the Day
My cow socks...not to be confused with Emmy's monkey socks!


Roxane said...

Aww that's sweet and somewhat disturbing lol I'm not a mother yet but I am a nanny, I was not aware that I will one day get good at cleaning up puke! But I did however, learn about the baby poop this week when a 2 week old ruined her onezie, outfit, blanket and dirtied up her umbilical cord...yuck!

mormonhermitmom said...

Projectile body wastes...boy that takes me back. I'm so glad I no longer have to carry the mega diaper bag with two complete changes of clothing anymore!

Emmy said...

Lucas always had explosive poops! He got me really good one my birthday when he was just a couple of weeks old.

Great list. And you know, I don't know if I could just totally stick my hand in the toilet yet.. guess I haven't ever had to fish anything out yet :)

Love your socks :)

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing out loud reading you list. Also funny that I wrote about the same thing, and poop is a popular one on my list.

You are better than me and puke don't mix. Hubby and I have a deal: me poo, him puke. So far, I've gotten the short end of the stick.


Nikia, May and da kids said...

Did you know when the kids turn 18 numbers 1 thru 5 are still true??


Holly said...

I felt like I was reading about myself in the first paragraph. I cracked up at your list. I can catch puke in my hand and change a diaper while eating chocolate ice doesn't faze me anymore.

You list also made my heart melt at #1. Being a mom is the most amazingly wonderful (yet at times frustrating) experiences in the world. The love you feel for the kids is indescribable.

Laura said...

SOOO true, ALL of it! The poop thing kinda caught me off guard the first time too. After changing sheets in the middle of the night two days in a row I decided to just throw a towel down and deal with it later. :) Kids are the best, being a mommy is AMAZING!

Rachel said...

I loved this post. Although, I still don't think my stomach is a tough as yours. :)

Veronica King: aka Queen Vee said...

Great post! You had me cracking up - it's so true!!!

P.S. I left something for you on my blog. =]

Christina Lee said...

haha puke and poop--no problem!! love it!

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Dianna@KennedyAdventures said...

what a sweet post! What are monster rocks??