Ten things I learned after becoming a mom

Photo on 2010-05-09 at 21.51To the left you can see my Mother’s Day gift from my boys….3 coffee mugs.  Each one asked whose mug I would drink from first…wow, lots of pressure!

Today I learned how to do a flip on the trampoline.  I didn’t quite land it and I also of pulled a muscle in my neck from the whiplash of over-rotating; but it was pretty impressive (at least my kids enjoyed it).   It got me to thinking of some of the crazy  things I have learned since becoming a mom over eight years ago.

I have learned how to use the restroom in 15 seconds flat- including washing hands.

I have learned how to play with light sabers.

I am undefeated  at head-stand contests.

I have learned that pretending to be magic can pull a child out of a tantrum 9 times out of 10.  It’s amazing that my youngest still believes I performing magic whenever he is on the ground crying.

I learned that there is no such thing as peace and quiet;  but, I sort of like loud and chaotic.

I have learned that, no matter what, little boys ALWAYS find passing gas funny- especially while they are sitting on your lap (yesterday Cade told Brad, “Daddy, tickle me till I fart.”  Gross.

I have learned there is no such thing as a day off from parenting.  Even if you are on vacation, you are still worrying about the kids and how they are doing.

I learned that every mother carries some sort of mommy guilt around for something they wish they did differently or better.

I have learned that being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world, but worth every minute.

One thought on “Ten things I learned after becoming a mom

  1. you named all of! i can relate to all of it, except having 3 boys farting in your lap! that is certainly special!

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