FIVE! Cinco! A nickel! A whole handful! Five fingers! I. Cannot. Believe. It. She is growing up so quickly.
I cannot believe that I have been a mom for five years. FIVE! Naturally, I still feel like such a novice; like one stumbling around a pitch-black house during a nighttime power outage. I keep thinking the lights will come on any minute, and then..."A-HA!"...I'll get it! Illumination! (AKA, wisdom.) I'll finally know how to handle all things and all situations when it comes to being the mother of my munchkins! Until that day comes (ha!), I'll sip my Diet Coke with a slice of lime. I'll think about what motherhood has taught me. As I have admitted, I don't know much. But here's what I do know:
--I will never "summit" the Everest-like mountain of laundry I constantly find overflowing from the hamper. *Sigh* There will always be laundry to do. It will never go away...unless we stop wearing clothes. I look totally weird naked, so that option is o-u-t, out!
--More often than not, eating out as a family is a scary adventure. (How scary? "Tomato-slices-flung-at-old-ladies" scary! "Chocolate-milk-dumped-in-laps" scary! "Annoying-fellow-diners-with-shrieks-of-'Cam-stop-touching-my-fries'" scary!)
--When Sharpie claims their markers are permanent....they mean it.
--Poop in the tub will always and forever be as disgusting as hell.
|(NO poop in this tub pic, I promise!)|
|(Or this one!)|
--Grocery shopping or running errands while kids are hungry and/or tired, is a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad idea.
--Watching my husband play "house" with our daughter is like enjoying a warm funnel cake at the state fair...It is a sweet, special treat!
--Being a mom is a very tough job. My "employers" are frequently difficult to work with. There is no pay. Sometimes, it is a thankless job. BUT...it is by far the coolest and most extraordinary job I've ever had.
--The cure for a long, hard day is a cinnamon roll. Or a cookie. Or a doughnut. Or a cupcake. Or Taco Bell. (That one was for you, Maria!)
--The names "Ma, Mom, Mother, Mama, Mama Leisha, and Mommy" will never, ever grow old for me. They make my heart soar.
--Lastly, I am blessed.
(I don't know much, but I do know that!)