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.