Wednesday, February 11, 2009

13 Lessons Motherhood Has Taught Me

  1. Stepping on Legos hurts more than stepping on Hot Wheels.
  2. After about the 20th time, re-rolling an entire roll of toilet paper is pretty easy.
  3. Clean is overrated. Quiet is overrated. There is no such thing as perfection.
  4. Carrying a fistful of poop around with you is the best way to let someone know you need your diaper changed.
  5. Two arms can work as well as eight when you really need them to.
  6. It is possible to do many things one-handed while holding a child in the other...using a manual can opener, peeling and slicing an apple, frosting a cake, etc.
  7. It is possible to memorize more than 20 children's books over the course of a week.
  8. When you are really tired, you can sleep anywhere.
  9. You can get through an entire day without sitting down even once.
  10. When in doubt as to what's being said to you, saying "oh yeah?" will save you every time.
  11. It is possible to go from laughing to screaming and crying in less than half a second.
  12. Sticky, dirty hands are as nice to hold as clean ones.
  13. Little arms are capable of giving awfully big hugs.
How about you? What are some lessons you've learned from motherhood?

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Amy Lynne,  7:55 AM  

1. I love hearing my boys laugh
2. I know when I leave my glass of tea unattended it will be empty when I return.
3. My vacuum does not like Legos.
4. I can move pretty quick with a sick child.
5. I really don't need that much sleep.
6. Asking my boys to get another one from upstairs usually consists of them standing at the stairs and yelling.
7. I will make foods for my kids that they love and I can't stand.
8. Little boys will find the only spot of mud in the entire yard and dig right in.
9. My husband is a great dad and getting better everyday.
10. I want more than just 3 kids, at 18 I didn't want any.
11. I can change a mood with a silly voice.
12. I can't wait to see my boys after school.
13. It is a lot of ups and downs, but I would never change being a mom.

JessieLeigh 8:28 AM  

This is a fantastic list! Every one of them made me nod and smile. :)

Also, modesty is overrated. I have a hard time remembering the last time I used the bathroom with the door closed...

Jen 9:08 AM  

Ok, in my balancing act, I can not take the time right now to type mine out , but these are SO fun!! Loved reading yours.
I agree, I really do regret not just spending time with some of the homeschool moms....(you three) more. That's where my heart is and in a way I left a bit empty on that note. I always came in late (suprise) and then would sit at a table with people I didn't know. What was I thinking? :) Can't wait to follow you girls. Off to click follow on this one as

Sonshine 9:42 AM  

LOL!! Thanks for giving me my laugh for the day! :)

Also it is possible to be caught up with laundry for 2 hours! :)

Sherry 9:49 AM  

LOL! These had me laughing. :D

Melissa 10:26 AM  

I'm with you on going all day without sitting down. I enjoyed reading these.

Michele @ Frugal Granola 11:45 AM  

So true! :) This is cute! :)


Jennifer 12:10 PM  

I have learned that anything you leave within reach of little hands will either disapear or be destroyed. Including the trash in the trash can.

Well, I say I have learned that. I guess I haven't really learned that or I wouldn't be sitting here for that reason taking a breather before we head out to the park. :)

And the doing everything one handed... you are a better mama than me!

Rina 1:41 PM  

LOL these were great! I can totally relate.

Sarah 4:42 PM  

1. Pooping on the toilet can turn from a moment of pride to a power struggle in seconds when you are 3.
2. You could eat off my floor, but only because there is so much food on it.
3. Showering in the morning is overrated.
4. If you are tired enough you can fall asleep with a squirmy baby beside you and a 3 year old jumping on your bed.
5. Sleeping til noon as well overrated
6. My 2 page list of instructions for the babysitter is too short.
7. I may never take an uninterrupted bath again.
8. I love to hear "Mommy, do you know God loves you?"
9. Naptime is the best time to prep for dinner.
10. Naptime is also the best time for a nap.
11. The most blessed hour of the day is when daddy gets home.
12. The only cool pull-ups are Lightning McQueen pull-ups
13. There is still so much to learn.

MammaMia 6:01 PM  

I am so glad to know that another mom does #10. Aren't you talented! I can't even imagine doing #6

Carrie Lauth 6:29 PM  

#1 - my older sister who also has 4 (like me) always said that's free acupressure. ;)

I recognize your face from Blissdom!

Julie 12:44 AM  

Hilarious! As a relatively new mom some of these scare me but I'm in for it now I imagine! lol Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous,  9:48 PM  

Yes, organization is overrated. But hearing your kids learn their first math problem, the moment they discover the difference between a country and a state, and the moment they accept Christ, these are so underrated!

I loved your list!

Lynn 3:06 PM  

This is great! I love it. Number 3 is my favorite :)

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