Tuesday, February 23, 2010

That's what it's all about

Being a mom is watching your child drift off to sleep as they snuggle in your arms.
Being a mom is nearly collapsing into bed at night, dead on your feet from the constant schedule of cooking, driving, working and general momness.

Being a mom is bringing your sick child into your bed to soothe their fever and calm their aches.
Being a mom is getting everything they get because they cough directly into your face all night long.

Being a mom is watching your child's face light up when you pick them up at the end of the day.
Being a mom is having to bail out of an important meeting because if you don't, daycare will start charging you for late pick up.

Being a mom is making that extra stop in their room on your way back to bed in the middle of the night to make sure they're still all tucked in and covered up.
Being a mom is stepping on every last freakin' Lego as you navigate your way through the house in the dark.

Being a mom is breathing in the absolutely one of a kind scent of your child's hair as they snuggle in your lap with their head just below your nose.
Being a mom is breathing in the scent of your child's lost lunch when they wake up just in time to be sick, but not in time to get to the bathroom.

Being a mom is listening your child voice their own thoughts and ideas with pride.
Being a mom is listening to your child repeat your most inappropriate comments in mixed company.

Being a mom is loving these crazy little people who have turned my life upside down, changed my priorities and fill my days with insanity and joy.
Being a mom is knowing at some point, if you're lucky, you'll see them have their own kids and get their payback.


geekymummy said...

Very lovely. It is all worth it!

samantha said...

Hear Hear! All of it! Yes and yes!

I'm currently rocking a sinus infection since my son coughed in my face the entire five days he was super sick. And now I can't take off more work because I was out tending to him. So off to work feeling like crap I go!

It's a good thing he's cute :-)

followthatdog said...

Feel better Samantha! The things we do as mothers...amazing.

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