Oh, how the mighty have fallen.
There are so many things I thought I would never do. Ideas I had about motherhood, before I actually became a mom.
What a naive little girl I was.
Take one girly-girl and have her give birth to THREE boys and oh, how things change.
The mess factor for one. I was the dainty eater before- I couldn’t even eat wings in front of people. But, my boys have taught me that any food item that can actually make its way into your mouth is a good thing, and that it’s going to be messy, no matter what it is.
I thought I’d have cute little ballerinas in sequiny tutus- but, welcome to the world of t-ball, karate, trucks, bugs, pirates, and mud puddles.
I hoped to be that put-together mom, now I’m lucky if I don’t have tons of crap on me. Literal crap, though we are moving past that stage and more into food, mud, paint, and whatever other messes my boys get into.
Oh, and I thought I would never put one of my kids on a leash. Yeah. You try taking 3 boys under the age of 5 to some insanely crowded place by yourself and try to keep track of them all. I’d rather get dirty looks than lose one of my kids.
And speaking of losing one of my kids…it’s far easier for me to find my kids if they are in matching outfits or at least the same color shirt. Have you seen a child who is dressed exactly like this? Not to mention that it makes dressing them in the mornings a much easier process.
Oh, and I should probably save the type of mom I am when it comes to school for a whole different post, since the fouls that I swore up and down when I was a childless teacher that I would never ever commit are already countless…and none of my kids have even made it to kindergarten yet.
Really, we’re all such better parents before we have kids, aren’t we?