Monday, June 04, 2007

Some things I never knew until I became a Mommy....

  • One spoonful of peas looks like a whole lot more when spread across the kitchen floor
  • Be careful what you say around a two-year old---because they will repeat it!
  • Apparently, if you forget the name for watermelon, just call it a marshmallow instead!
  • Little boys really like to make tiger, car, and truck noises!
  • It is definitely not cheating once in a while to use pre-breaded/cooked chicken from the grocery store and call it homemade
  • If one gets around to dusting one's rec-room every three months or so, it's enough (although you might have to fight the spiders in the process...)
  • Library books should be chosen carefully--they will be read about two million times before being returned
  • Don't even bother trying to learn those new chords on the guitar. Maybe you'll get around to it in the next eighteen years or so...
  • It is possible to try three times to get into the shower before actually making it there..
  • Little boys don't like to hold flowers given to them by their big sisters, they like to eat them
  • Pig-tails in a two-year olds hair will probably only last about 10 minutes
  • Your one year old boy will probably like the tire swing at the park even more than his two year old sister!
  • You will spend many days of your life listening to the abc's sung over, and over, and over, and over, and over.....
  • That an occasional date night with your husband can be the salvation of your sanity
  • One must have Bible reading time in the morning before the kids wake up.....because there won't be any other time during the day!
  • That you will fall more and more in love with your husband as you see him being such a good daddy
  • Always keep liquid tylenol on hand---if the kids don't use it, one non-pill swallowing mommy might!
  • You will spend about 50% of your day searching for lost sippy cups
  • Definitely join a mom's group--there's nobody who understands your trials and joys better than another mom!
  • It will about break your heart when you realize your little guy really needs his first hair cut
  • That as much as you used to like to go places and do things all the time, home is now the very best place to be
  • That you will fall so much in love with these little people that you wonder how you ever lived without them...


Elise @A Path Made Straight said...

home is now the very best place to be... yes. Amen.

This is a wonderful list - full of potential frustrations, but I can *feel* the tangible love and joy in your life!

Jenn @ Knee-Deep in Munchkin Land said...

Good, good list! Thank you for sharing. It's such a great reminder why we become mommies in the first place!!

Anonymous said...

Really precious - and really funny! When I am going to have kids, at least I am warned :-)


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