Thursday, March 19, 2009


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I used to think......

~being a Mother would be so easy since it comes natural and all!

I love kids! Taking care of kids was always so easy for me before I was a parent so I just assumed I would have all the answers and would always be able to calm a crying baby. I was crushed when I was told I would not be able to bear children. I had accepted that fact and then four years later ~ SURPRISE ~ I was pregnant. Of course, I was so excited since I had always known I wanted children of my own. I must admit the first one WAS easy. In fact, many people would say to me, "he is so good it is almost creepy". I took it as a compliment of sorts. He was easy, laid back, fun, smart and then Isaiah was born and the monster inside broke free. He was so excited to have a brother UNTIL he was born. Although he was always good and caring with Isaiah, he turned all his anger of having to share attention out on me! Ugh! Isaiah.....well......he was NOT easy and that is putting it lightly. He still is not easy. He was good until he turned two weeks old and then the colic started. Colic is awful! It makes you feel inadequate as a Mother and hard to bond with your child who is always screaming. My views of being the perfect Mother came to a crashing halt. I had a baby with colic and a 4 yr old struggling with not getting enough attention. It is amazing how fast you realize you DON'T know everything. I used to think being a Mom would be easy BUT boy was I wrong.

MY kids would NOT hide in clothes racks at stores.

MY kids would NEVER talk back.

MY kids would NOT throw fits at stores.

MY kids would sleep in their OWN bed without argument.

MY kids would make it to the toilet before vomiting.

MY kids would not constantly argue.

My boys are good for the most part and I think I am doing a good job, but they are NOT the perfect children I envisioned before becoming a Mother. Maybe God gave me my boys to make sure I understand I DON'T know everything and be the only man to prove me wrong.....lololol!!!

Being a Mother is one the most important jobs on Earth.

These boys are my (I know I keep saying "my" but just know I totally include Hubs) responsibility. I have to make sure they becoming thriving adults and respectable, devoted men.

Wow, what a weight!

I love being a Mom and I don't take my job lightly. I will be their Mother until the day I die and my job will never end. It may become easier when they are grown but they will always be a part of me. It is amazing to me how much we take our Mother's and all they do for granted UNTIL we are Mothers ourselves! You never truly appreciate your parents until you ARE a parent!


  1. Truer words were never spoken. It is damn hard being a mother ... and the kids keep changing on you just when you think you have them figured out. It is the hardest, funnest, most boring, difficult, rewarding, maddening, exciting job I've ever had. And it will never end. Well said!

  2. Toughest job in the world!!! I remember reading all the parenting "expert" books when I was pregnant with my first son. Very soon after I brought the baby home, I knew that the books would be no help. I wanted so much to be the "perfect" mother. I learned very quickly that I'm an "imperfect" mother who tries hard to get through the day loving and taking care of my kids. Some days are not easy, especially when all 4 of my kids are having some kind of tantrum. That includes my two oldest guys who are 12 and 9! Thanks for the great post :)

  3. That is so true Angela. I thought I knew so much before they were born. Was I ever shocked LOL

  4. What handsome boys you have! I agree. It's the hardest job in the world. They each come with their own challenges and strengths. You are always having to rethink your parenting methods. But it's totally worth it.

  5. What a great post! I think all of us moms feel the same way, at some poitn or another.

  6. I believe many of us think that being a parent is easy until we actually have to be one. I never had the opportunity to experience having a baby, but dived right in with two teens when I married my wife. I did get the opportunity to experience a little of babies with our grandchildren though so I feel for you.

    Good post.


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