For a lot of women, we do not fully understand what a mother’s life is like until we become one ourselves.
The men, however, will never fully experience what it’s like to live life as a mother.
Most of the time they’re unappreciated and take for granted.
When we were children, there was nothing else that could calm us more than our mom’s scent and presence. The only person we always look for is our mom. The person we spent most of our time with is our mom.
When we hit puberty, our moms changed in our eyes. We no longer saw them as our source of comfort. Instead, we saw them as nagging, over dramatic, nosy control freaks.
Then comes adulthood. We get b**** slapped in the face in the realization of what our mom’s tried to warn us of to be true. We duck our heads in shame and come running back into our mom’s arms, our tail between our legs.
Needless to say, we don’t fully see what a mother’s life is truly like.
We, ignorant childless offsprings, don’t know how uncomfortable it is to be carrying a bowling ball around for nine months on swollen feet and a malfunctioning bladder. We don’t know what it’s like to be woken up at 2 am by a crying baby monitor just as your dream was about to start.
We have not accidentally tasted poop because of a baby having diarrhea. Most assuredly, we don’t know how to answer the phone while breastfeeding and sterilizing baby bottles all at the same time.
Well folks, let me take you through the incredible journey of What a Mother’s Life is Like
They’re alcohol deprived! Such a horror!
Sex and intimacy can be tricky. And yet, the urges are extra aggressive!
Having a bump the size of a globe makes bending down a workout!
People seem to forget to respect their personal bubble. Everyone wants to rub the tummy!
The women’s room is their place of zen.
And then they give birth
That’s when their real work begins
They become expert multi-taskers
They go out most of the time not caring what they look like and people wouldn’t question them
They still care for their husband
They barely have any time for themselves. Even when all they want to do is take a peaceful dump.
Nap time becomes their ‘Me Time.’
They consider a short grocery trip to be a leisurely walk in the park.
Wine becomes their best friend.
Mess is viewed on a totally different level
They become mind readers! My mom does this a lot! It’s scary as heck!
Date night with their hubby is either…
Then comes the hardest part about being a mom
Their sentiments over simple things in life are beyond ours.
Letting go is their biggest challenge. But they can’t help but feel proud.
They bust their ass off all day and hearing you call their name is music to their ears.
If given the chance for a do-over, they’d choose to do everything all over again in a heartbeat.
Because it’s the greatest job in the world.
And when you become a mom yourself, you’d realize you never stopped needing your mom.
You’d look back and understand how she was able to do ALL of it.
Being a mom is an unpaid, 24/7, 365 day a year job with no breaks and no retirement. It’s the toughest job in the world.
Not every person is qualified. You’d have to be pretty friggin awesome and badass to be a great mother.
And it’s such a tickling feeling to know that a lot of dads can be moms, too!
My mom is super. Is yours, too? :)
Let your mom know how much she’s loved and appreciated. Give her a call! Mom’s are super!