- Family and Parenting
The Trials of Being a Mom
Whew! I'm tired just thinking of it!
Life as a mom can be exhausting, can't it?
I get up in the morning and get the coffee on, and begin my day. I can't live without coffee, and I don't know how anyone can, that has children. You see, I'm a stay at home mom. The most unappreciated job in the world.
The job that involves using the toilet with an audience and screaming and yelling children, doesn't matter that they are playing or if they are upset, it's irritating just the same. Some days I wonder if I'm going deaf with my ear canal vibrating to the noise. You start off in the beginning thinking that someday your children will thank you in some way, but for me, it hasn't happened as of yet. You think they will look up at you and have an apifany and then realize that they owe it all to you....ha! Yeah right. My days consist of making meals, wiping bums, bathes, dishes, doing tons of laundry and trying to be a loving support and shoulder to lean on for the older children and let us not forget my poor husband.
No wonder us moms are so grouchy!
It's not all bad though. It's those rare special moments when things are quiet and your teenage daughter comes over for no particular reason and gives you a hug or when your sweet, chubby cheeked baby looks up at you and smiles with his barely showing new tooth. I feel like I'm going to burst with all the love I feel for them in those moments. It makes everything melt away, I forget all of the work, worry and frustrations that go along with it. Of course it takes a very special husband and partner to make all of it work together, like the gears of a clock, working together in unison.
Someday I'm sure I'll look back at it all and laugh and think it's really the best time in my life. And for you new moms or soon to be moms, it really is the best thing in the world and I wouldn't trade it for anything! So enjoy the ride, like I have.
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