In the past month leading up to my daughter’s 3rd birthday, I’ve been reflecting a lot on the last few years.
While I’m still the same “me” as I was before becoming a mom, it’s like this whole other side of my heart has opened up. I truly see and interact with the world differently. Upon finding this other side of myself, I’ve also found myself saying and doing some pretty surprising things too. I thought it might be fun to share some of them today, just for fun.
Here are 20 Surprising Things I’ve Said Since Becoming a Mom
1.“I’ll take a large Sprite with as many sides of pickles as you can give me, please. Thanks.”
Me, pregnant, going through a Wendy’s drive-through.
2.“I’m stuck in the HomeGoods bathroom without any clothes on. Can you please pick me up?”
I got sick to my stomach A LOT when I was pregnant and whenever I did, I got so feverish and couldn’t bear to wear clothing. This led to some pretty interesting scenarios.
3. “I hate being pregnant.”
While I knew I wouldn’t be one of those hippie-dippy, earth-loving, pregnancy-pushing mamas, I also didn’t know how much I’d really, truly hate being pregnant.
4. “I miss being pregnant.”
This one is perhaps more surprising than #3. People kept telling me I’d feel this way and I thought they were bonkers. However, after some time, I suddenly started having waves of missing it. It’s like an old, annoying friend– who has been out of town long enough that you’ve forgotten how obnoxious they are. All the sudden, you want to see them again, because of that one fun night you had with them 3 years ago.
5. “I could have 10 more children.”
Me, in a drug-induced state after giving birth (according to my husband). It’s all a bit fuzzy.
6. “We read the mail; we don’t eat it, kid.”
I’m truly amazed by the amount of times I’ve had to say this to my child: about mail, crayons, Play-doh, carpet fibers and furniture fluff. (Apparently they are all quite tasty).
While I thought a lot about becoming a mom, I didn’t spend nearly as much time imagining my husband as a dad. It’s a beautiful thing to see the man you love step into this important role and to hear your child call him “daddy.”
8. “I just want to be alone.”
Since becoming disabled (again) in 2008, I have spent A LOT of time alone. For an extrovert like myself, this drives me absolutely batty. While I’ve enjoyed having my daughter around, I often say this to myself. Being alone feels like a luxury now!
9. “Here, watch this.”
Me, handing my daughter my iPhone at the doctor’s office. I never thought I’d sink that low, but here I am. 🙂
10.“Now that’s a good poop.”
I hate talking about bodily functions, but not doing so is not really an option as a mom. There’s something weirdly satisfying about your child’s healthy bodily functions.
11. “Your crayons are for coloring books, not the furniture.”
Me, after an incident with a red crayon and a very expensive ottoman.
12. “We don’t hit babies.”
Apparently gentleness is a learned skill, not something you’re born with.
13. “No, you can’t have cake for breakfast.”
A common morning request.
14. “Stop painting my computer screen.”
I literally said this while typing this post. Luckily, it was one of those water-pen paint brushes. (Because water is so good for computer screens).
15. “Diapers stay on your bottom.”
Do I really need to explain this?!!
16. “Mommy doesn’t have to wear shoes.”
My daughter is very concerned about my footwear (or lackthereof). I often have to explain to her that “I’m the mom” so I don’t have to be responsible and wear shoes outside.
17. “Now this is a good kid’s show.”
While I still hate most kid’s shows, my standards have definitely slipped a bit since becoming a mom. I’ve forgotten what grown-up tastes are like.
18. “Please stop talking.”
All you want your kids to do is talk. And then they do. Nuff’ said.
19. “It’s 7 o’clock! I slept in!”
Lol. Who knew 7AM would EVER be considered sleeping in?!! This comes in right next to “Hey, it’s 11am. Time for lunch!”
20. “I absolutely love being a mom.”
I wasn’t necessarily planning on having children, until I held my first niece in my arms and that changed me forever. Turns out, it suits me. 🙂
These are just a few. Which ones are your favorite? What funny things have you found yourself saying since having kids? I’d love to hear! 🙂
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