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Obviously, we all know being a mom is hard but sometimes we need some reassurance that we’re doing an ok job.
Being a great mom is not all that easy. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication.
It takes lots of sleepless nights of worrying about their well being. It also is a great blessing and a huge opportunity for personal growth.
I know I am not the same person I was from before I had kids. I have grown and learned many things.
Being a parent is also comical at times. Laughing during times when you probably shouldn’t happen more than you think.
There was one time my middle son was trying to say “frog” but he kept replacing the “G” with a “K”. I mean, how do you not laugh?
I made sure to correct him pretty quickly. I wouldn’t want him going around and telling people they look like frogs. HAHA
Here are some ways you know you’re a mom to young kids
1. Stepping on legos in the middle of the night becomes a common occurrence. There was one occurrence where my husband stepped right on Batman’s head! He yelled so loud….it was hilarious!
2. Rocking a mom bun is something that happens 98% of the time in my life. I’m lucky to get my hair done on the weekends if I can muster up the little energy left in me.
3. Being a parent to young kids means you can’t have nice things. We just got a new dining room table and my 3-year-old thought it would be nice to bite into it and scrape off some paint. I have accepted we can’t have nice things. We just can’t.
4. Your life revolves around getting snacks for them, constantly. You are their snack slave.
5. You can never keep any hard objects around because your three year old will chuck it at your 10-year-olds head. This actually happened to us. My youngest found a freaking golf ball somewhere and threw it at my daughters head. Little stinker! He is lucky he is cute.
6. Sleep is a thing of the past. Getting 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep is a thing of your dreams. There’s always a foot in your face or an elbow jabbing at your kidney. Good times!
7. When you have a period of silence in your house, be suspicious of the worst. Usually, your kid is up to no good. My youngest was really quiet one day and I was looking for him. He got into my new tub of Cetaphil and spread it all over his head, face, my bed, you name it. I was furious.
8. Laundry will pile up like never before. The kids will place their fresh out of the dryer, only worn once clothing into their dirty hamper. Life is a never-ending load of laundry.
9. Bath time will turn your bathroom into a tsunami. The floor will be sopping wet and you’ll question if bathing your child is really that important…
10. Being on time to places will be a miracle. My kids get ready in the morning and are as fast as a snail that is stuck in tar. We almost never can get anywhere on time.
11. All the shows you once loved and watched religiously will be replaced by the Disney channel and Nickelodeon. Hopefully, you have a DVR and can watch them at a later time.
12. Every one of your buttons will be pushed constantly making you go from 0 to 60 in no time at all. Even though you might feel angry at times, the love you have for your children never dwindles.
These are all the things you go through when you’re a mom to young kids.
The experiences you have are priceless and love you feel for another human being is indescribable.
Yes, parenting is difficult but I would not trade my kids for anything in the entire world.
What are some things you have learned about being a parent? Let me know down below.