Thursday, October 1, 2009

Best Job in The World

I was talking to my niece today about how she was handling motherhood? Her baby is just tiny and she is a first time mom. Oh how I wish that you could tell them some things so that they wouldn't worry so much, but some things you just have to learn by experience. Many things in motherhood are like that. Those gems of wisdom are hard earned and not easy to pass on from one generation to another. So I will just smile, listen to her worries and pray that she hangs in there and that she soon learns that everything will be alright and how resilient these little babies are. Being a mom for the first time is truly an overwhelming feeling but one that no one would trade. How grateful I am that I get to work every day at the best job in the world! Here is a cute story that shares this same opinion. Good night dear friends!

"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life."
-- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

Best Job In The World

I've been a mom (mother) for over 15 years now, and along with gaining spider veins, 25 pounds, and a few dozen worry wrinkles, I've also gained knowledge. 
I've also learned the following gems of wisdom:

  1. A new mom really can get by on 3 hours and seventeen minutes of sleep per night. You could use the bags under your eyes to pack for a cruise, but at least the sweet smell of poopy diapers can act as smelling salts to revive you.
  2. If it's 2am and your toddler whines, "Mommy, my tummy hurts!", you have three seconds to react before his stomach contents wind up on your pillow case.
  3. A two year old can stuff half a purple crayon up his nose in the time it takes to tie your 4-year-old's shoe.
  4. Your proudly potty-trained 3-yr-old will always have to "go" after she's bundled into long underwear, pants, and a snow suit.
  5. A mom can have a 102 degree fever, hacking cough, and horrible rash, but she still has to make supper, make a cover for a 6th grade Science book, and take a sliver out of an 8-year-old's finger.
  6. If head lice is invading your son's class, he'll pick that day to borrow Josh's comb (even though he usually never combs his hair).
  7. A teenager may call your jokes lame -- but she usually repeats them to her friends.
  8. Nothing feels better after a hard day at the office, dentist, or tax accountant, than a big hug and sticky "tootsie roll" kiss from your favorite kid.
  9. The best presents are not made of gold or silver, but consist of uncooked macaroni noodles glued to a jar and sprayed with paint.

Being a Mom is the best job in the world, and it's truly worth the spider veins, extra pounds and extra wrinkles.

" What is home without a mother?"
-- Alice Hawthorne

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