I wish you’d told me a few things about this Motherhood gig.
- Poop happens. Or, even worse, it doesn’t.
- The song “Rain, Rain, Go Away” really has no power.
- Sleeping won’t happen when you want it to and will happen when you don’t want it to.
- God will sometimes feel absent.
- Friends are a necessary component to sanity.
- “A moment on the lips is forever on the hips” really kicks in at 40.
- Words can hurt so deeply.
- Hugs can be so healing.
- Basic cooking skills are required because children like to eat at least 3 or 6 times a day.
- Comparing rarely works out.
- A good strong power-walk will allow you to return to the house with some of your hair still intact.
- There will be so many tears.
- One really good babysitter is essential.
- The ability to function without sleep will rank up there with a medical resident’s.
- People will have such strong opinions about parenting.
- Kids are so resilient.
- Money will mean very little.
- The words you don’t want to be repeated, will indeed be.
- There will be so many moments where your heart feels full to exploding.
- 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!
What do you wish you’d been told about Motherhood?