Being a mother means I can’t go to the bathroom when I want to. One, I have to know where my children are and what they are getting into before I can go to the bathroom. I have to have the youngest in there with me sometimes so I know he’s not getting into anything.
Being a mother means sleepless nights for the rest of my life. Even when my kids become adults I know that I’m going to worry about them making the right decisions and when they are hurting I’ll be up too.
Being a mother means no privacy. They are everywhere all the time and want to know everything. Nothing is off limits
Being a mother means you have to know everything at all time. I.E. Where everything is no matter how messy the house is. My stepmom still has to tell my 18 year old sister where everything is. I imagine I was probably asking the same questions while I was there even though I have to know where all my kids things are.
Being a mother means that you eat last. Every mouth must be full before you can sit down otherwise there will be another request. I’m not saying I give in to every demand because I don’t. I have a you eat what I make or you don’t eat rule. But they are still young and need to be pushed up to the table or strapped down and need forks and spoons and I forget to get them involved.
Being a mother means being a doctor. You have to kiss every boo boo and bandage the babies’ babies.
Being a mother means being a teacher. They are little sponges and they pick up everything. Everything you do in front of them is another lesson that they are about to repeat.
Being a mother means you get to experience a lot of firsts again: first kiss, first steps, first words, first smile, first tooth, first loss
Being a mother means the knowing the greatest joy and happiness you’ll ever know in life.