Monday, April 23, 2012

What it Means to be a Mom

Recently, I was asked to share my thoughts on what it means to me to be a mom.  A couple of friends of mine write an article in an online newsletter called Campbell Patch.  Their weekly contribution is called Mom Squad and they are doing a month long series on what it means to be a mom.  Well, they asked me to help and I said of course!  Here's my contribution:

Most recently, being a Mom means being covered in vomit. It also means having boogers somewhere on your person at all times. And, if there wasn’t some sort of slime or spit on me, then I wouldn’t know what to do. Most of my days are filled with wiping noses and washing hands and bottoms. Now, don’t let me aggrandize this for you... being a mom is AWESOME!

You are their EVERYTHING and that is a huge ego booster, not to mention intimidating as all get out. What mom doesn’t secretly feel a little bit of the ‘nanny nanny boo boo’ towards daddy when their little one reaches for you instead of them? Makes your heart (and head) swell, doesn’t it?

To be honest, it’s the little things that make being a Mom so great. Besides all the glamorous things I mentioned earlier, being there to share in all the small moments that make up their days is what makes being a Mom so great. Getting a good grade on their homework, finally learning how to write the letter ‘B’, being able to wave bye with their tiny little hand, those are the things I love about motherhood.

Being a Mom definitely makes you feel like you are a superhero. You are always on call and you can never take a day off. When my boys are sick, I am there to make them well. When my boys are happy, I am there to share in their happiness. When my boys are sad, I am there to comfort them.
You are constantly giving yourself to them. Your own body feels less and less like your own. It’s a jungle gym, feeding station and paper towel for your kids. But the minute they look into your eyes and hold your hand and tell you that they love you, it all makes sense and is TOTALLY worth it.

My kids are the reason I was put on this earth. They are the greatest thing to ever happen to me.

Well, I hope you enjoyed it!  Stop on by the Campbell Patch newsletter and check out what's going on in Campbell.

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