Kristen from We Are That Family has written a little top ten list of some of the things she has learned since becoming a mom, just in time for Mother's Day (Psst. It's Sunday, May 11th. If you are not a mom, go write that down.) I can especially relate to #10, much to my dismay at my weekly weigh-ins.
My kids have taught me many things, none of which can be considered marketable skills, but who cares? I am not on the market anyway.
Ten Things I Didn't Know Before I Became A Mom:
10. I didn't know that I would shower with a three foot tall audience. Daily.
9. I didn't know that all my furniture would be either plastic or lovingly "hand-distressed."
8. I didn't know that I would catch vomit with my bare hands just to keep it off the carpet.
7. I didn't know that I would sit and sniff my baby's sweet milky breath while he sleeps in my arms.
6. I didn't know that I would carry a purse the size of a duffel bag, and that it would only contain two things that I actually need for myself.
5. I didn't know that I would come to love the space a minivan affords. It took me almost three kids to learn this one.
4. I didn't know that sometimes, while lying in bed late at night, I would picture a scenario where my child was hurt or missing and I would feel a real-life physical pain in my chest.
3. I didn't know that I would call my mother to brag about toilet habits.
2. I didn't know that after I had Francie and was trying to nurse her, I would let so many people handle The Girls. Or that I would actually flag them down to do so.
1. I didn't know that I would be this tired . . . or this happy.