Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Motherhood is...

 Motherhood is...

Motherhood is loving this little tiny version of yourself so much it hurts...and them being mad at you for it half the time.

Motherhood is pausing while making lasagna to sit down and read a book in the middle of the kitchen floor.

Motherhood is driving around in your minivan praying for the him to take a nap.

Motherhood is getting totally wrapped up and focused on your kids even when you thought you wouldn't.

Motherhood is going shopping and buying things for your kid instead of yourself. 

Motherhood is wanting him to go to sleep so badly...but then missing him when he does.

Motherhood is doing everything that requires focus after 8:00 p.m. when the baby is in bed.

Motherhood is having a long list of things to do but not wanting to put the baby down to do them.

Motherhood is sometimes cleaning up pee from the floor and poop out of the tub.

Motherhood is teaching your kid new tricks just so he can refuse to do them when you want to show others.

Motherhood is sneaking a snack in the kitchen and hoping your kid doesn't hear.

Motherhood is being exhausted at the end of the day and still needing to unload the dishwasher and pick up toys for the 478th time.

Motherhood is having a hard time getting things done with him on your hip but loving that he wants to be near you.

Motherhood is finding questionable substances dried on the floor...and your couch and clothes and toys and favorite blankets.

Motherhood is knowing your child is the most gorgeous child there ever was.

Motherhood is wanting him to stay little but loving every day filled with growth and learning.

Motherhood is praying and crying over him as he sleeps because he is the most beautiful, innocent and perfect thing you have ever seen.

Motherhood is spending your day reading picture books and tickling and scolding and laughing and crying and snuggling and wiping bottoms.

Motherhood is the most challenging thing you will ever do filled with the most indescribable love and joy you will ever know.

Motherhood cannot be summed up in any number of words, but it is a beautifully messy and precious thing.

-Katie






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