Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Then Vs. Now

Do you ever flashback and remember life before you were responsible for anyone besides yourself? It seems so long ago and while I wouldn't trade being a mommy for anything I never pictured myself doing any of these things.....

* Checking homework while brushing my teeth or going to the bathroom. All while trying to make phone calls to get volunteers for a PTO event. Hold on, Mrs. Jones, I have to spit/flush.

* Allowing my children to vomit in my hands so it does not get all over the car seats which are a major pain to take apart and clean.

* Sleeping perched on 2 inches of mattress while my child lays spread eagle in the middle of MY bed with all of of MY covers.

* Singing the Star Spangled Banner at a grasshopper's funeral.

* Finally getting the kids to bed and The Husband gives me "The Look"; however, the only "look" I can manage to give back to him is a Deer-in-the-Headlights Look because I have to go bake and decorate 24 cupcakes to take into school the next morning.

* Getting out of the house to spend a few hours at a luxury spa only to be consumed with thoughts of...what will the kids eat? Will they drink enough water? Will The Husband make sure they don't watch too much TV? I should stop and buy milk on my way home. I wonder what time #1's ortho appointment is on Friday.....etc..... so much for "relaxing".

However, the last and best thing I never considered before having kids is how much they have captured my heart! They really are a blessing from the Lord and I am so grateful to be called Mommy.


Tiffany said...

If I had to rank the blogs I read...yours would be #1. And I'd totally stand in line for a few hours to have you sign a copy of your book. Awesome post while I chug my coffee!! :)

Melissa said...

awwww Tiffany....that's a sweet thing to say! I'll make sure if I ever find time to write a book I will get you the first signed copy! :)

Classic MaMa said...

:) I often think about what I used to spend my time doing before I had was pretty boring.

@pril G said...

as always your thoughts are refreshing and honest. I just love you, girl!