The mom moments?? I believe these are the moments where you laugh behind your children’s backs, or in front of them if you can’t contain yourself. The moments where you want to discipline them because they just threw yogurt all over your kitchen but you can’t because your energy left you three hours before that incident. The moments where you just want to take a shower and shave your legs in peace and someone comes in all excited because they put their clothes on by themselves. Oh wait, the best is the granola bar or banana you gave them broke because they were waving it around and now the biggest tantrum of your day has ensued because you can’t fix it. Yes, I now buy the granola bars with the stickiest crap in them so I can jam them back together. Oh the mom moments.
Thats me. Momma of three wonderful, crazy, sweet, young, and energetic children. I have a 5 and 3 year old and thankfully a very easy 8 month old and my life is crazy. I think the only way I cope is by realizing and admitting that this is the hardest time of my life. Laughter and maybe a few tears mixed in there if I am really honest help also.
I am a stay at home mom who left her very part time job of being a labor and delivery nurse over a year and a half ago and I have survived. I have survived with the help of 5 day a week preschool, tv, daily phone calls and sometimes daily visits from my mom, and some wine…every night.
There are many days where I wish I was back at the hospital pulling a twelve hour shift dealing with every whim of my patients, “bad babies” who wouldn’t stay on the monitor, STAT c-sections, forgoing lunch breaks, walking around with full bladders while being pregnant myself and painful bulging varicose veins. Don’t get me wrong, I love my children and I do fully enjoy staying home with them. I love that I get to witness the moments of discovery when they do something new, listen to the imaginary games they play, and sit with my baby and study her face and her likes and dislikes as we get to know each other. I will also admit though that having everyone strapped into their carseats with everyones mutually loved music on might be the best part of my day sometimes…and I think its ok to admit that.
So don’t feel bad if the mom moments are what get you through your day. Come Friday night, hopefully the hubby/boyfriend/significant other pulls through and pours you an extra tall one where you take it in the shower with you and you shave your legs in peace. At least thats what I do.
But really, the mom moments, those are too fun. Lets just hope there is no yogurt flinging in your futures. It may seem a little funny on the inside but really its a bitch to clean up.