I love being a mother more than anything else I’ve ever done in my life. I’m quite sure that nothing else will come along to change that.
When I was pregnant with my daughter (I’m a mother of one), I thought a lot about taking care of a baby and a toddler. The preteen/teen years seemed like a lifetime away so I thought less about what that would be like.
Well, they’re here now. It wasn’t a lifetime away. I blinked.
I fulled expected a lot of the things that have come along; fashion and hair woes, the desperation to have a cell phone, crushes on boys. But I’ve found that motherhood has offered up some things I didn’t see coming.
I haven’t peed alone in twelve years.
I have nieces and a nephew who are older than my child, and lots of friends with children older than mine, so I knew all about not peeing alone once your kids can crawl their way to the bathroom door.
But now? Still?
I swear that my daughter has an automatic reflex to find me once she senses my bladder is full. Mom has to go? Perfect time to chat her up about what happened at school today. (I’m aware that we have probably have boundary issues if you’re already thinking that.)
Truth be told, I don’t mind. If that’s when I’ll get her undivided attention, I’ll take it. (Hence the lack of boundaries.)
Today, I really want to hear from you. What is it about being a parent that has surprised you, or that you didn’t see coming? Tweet me or leave a message here.
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