Mom truths

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There’s a mom under there!

Here are some mom truths I’ve learned throughout the years. They are not complaints, but funny realities of mom life, I hope someone can relate to 😉

  1. Sometimes I feel like 75% of my life is buckling and unbuckling children.
  2. Is it bad that there is nothing strange anymore about holding a child while going to the bathroom?
  3. No matter if I already ate and wasn’t even planning on staying – when I walk in to Chick-Fil-A and sniff- all I want to do is eat them out of chicken and waffle fries  IMMEDIATELY!! And you know, you can throw in a frosted lemonade too, of course 😉 Does this count as a mom truth? Maybe it’s more of a universal truth.
  4. My husband and I have decided, after 3 1/2 years- that the sound of a sippy cup hitting the floor is even worse than nails on a chalkboard. Some days, if we hear it one more time, we may just start weeping.
  5. “Mom, you’re a really good wiper!” -adding that one to my resume.
  6. Sometimes at the end of a morning full of errands I get a glimpse of my reflection in a mirror or car window and realize my pony tail is only holding about 35% of my hair.
  7. The other day I started counting to the dog when he wasn’t coming inside.
  8. Sometimes I sing Daniel Tiger songs in my head when I’m having an adult conversation.. Ok sometimes I sing them out loud, too.
  9.  I’m pretty certain my stomach didn’t look this low in my last two pregnancies?
  10.  The other day I had to make a rule that there was no pretend crying allowed from baby dolls, because there was simply already too much real crying.
  11. Never underestimate the power of a bandaid to make any ouchie better. But never underestimate the power of a bandaid to make baths and hand washing the biggest fights of your life….

Oh, as I look at these and chuckle, I too, sometimes grow weary and tired. It’s tough to continually give and give and give (and not just moms know about this!!). But as I think about my body being broken and exhausted by another little one, or I think about how I feel like a constant servant doing this and that and this and that for my children, I have to stop and think… When I am giving of myself, my energy, my body, my mind, my “rights”, I am following in the footsteps of my Savior. And I’m not sure there is any other place I’d rather be.

“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped,  but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant,being born in the likeness of men.  And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”

Philippians 2:5-8

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