Basic Cooking Skills Required

Dear Mom,

I wish you’d told me a few things about this Motherhood gig.

  1. Poop happens.  Or, even worse, it doesn’t.
  2. The song “Rain, Rain, Go Away” really has no power.
  3. Sleeping won’t happen when you want it to and will happen when you don’t want it to.
  4. God will sometimes feel absent.
  5. Friends are a necessary component to sanity.
  6. “A moment on the lips is forever on the hips” really kicks in at 40.
  7. Words can hurt so deeply.
  8. Hugs can be so healing.
  9. Basic cooking skills are required because children like to eat at least 3 or 6 times a day.
  10. Comparing rarely works out.
  11. A good strong power-walk will allow you to return to the house with some of your hair still intact.
  12. There will be so many tears.
  13. One really good babysitter is essential.
  14. The ability to function without sleep will rank up there with a medical resident’s.
  15. People will have such strong opinions about parenting.
  16. Kids are so resilient.
  17. Money will mean very little.
  18. The words you don’t want to be repeated, will indeed be.
  19. There will be so many moments where your heart feels full to exploding.
  20. Remember to pray. A lot.

This list is by no means exhaustive.   Oh, no, it isn’t.  And I’m sure I’ll think of about 20 more after I hit “publish”. But, I’m more curious what some of yours are.  Tell me!

Why, yes, that IS a Cabbage Patch Doll. And, yes, I am indeed sporting Farah Fawcett wings.

What do you wish you’d been told about Motherhood?

10 thoughts on “Basic Cooking Skills Required

  1. Learn to cook, because someday, you really will have to.
    Don’t buy a new couch until after your kids go to school. By then it will smell like baby puke and old milk.

    Honestly, I don’t really wish she had told me much. I just wish she sent twenty bucks every month so I could get a babysitter for a few hours. lol.

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