If someone asked you when you first knew you were a mom, what would you say? About a thousand things came to mind when I pondered my answer.
I could give you the obvious answers, like the first time my baby moved inside me or the moment my child was laid into my arms after being born. Those are probably the more truthful and accurate answers, but there are so many other “moments” as well. As a matter of fact, I have things happen on a daily basis that make me feel like, Oh my gosh, I really am a mom!
Here are just a few things I have said recently that make me know I am a mom. By the way, most of these are things I never thought would come out of my mouth.
To my son:
- Please don’t pee on your sister.
- Yes honey, you did make a huge poop.
- No, you cannot shoot the milk out of my breasts. They are not water guns. (when I was breastfeeding his sister)
- No, you can’t drink your pee
To my daughter:
- Please don’t pee outside on the deck.
- No, I don’t want to smell your butt.
- Don’t wipe your booger on me, I’m not a Kleenex.
- Don’t put the dog poop in your mouth.
To my husband:
- Will you please watch the kids so I can take a shower today?
- Did our child have that knot on his/her head when I left them with you?
- You fed the kids “what” for dinner?
- Honey, come look what just came out of our small child. Oh and bring the camera. (please reference things I have said to my son above.)
Please tell me I am not the only one that has said and done things like this. I need to hear that someone can relate to at least a few of the above remarks I have made. If not, I may have to commit myself for help.
Share with me some of your “moments” when you really realized for the first time that you were a parent.
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