As I was trekking through the mall with a bad leg yesterday, I realized that my heroes are moms everywhere. I was on a mission to get my four-year-old a Surf's Up penguin ice cream cake & Thomas the train balloons for his birthday. It was bad enough he got sick and we couldn't go to Chuck E. Cheese, I wasn't about to not get him the cake he had been looking forward to. The pain of walking through the mall faded quickly after seeing the smile on his poor little chapped face!
In the last four years I've figured out that once you become a mom, you sacrifice yourself. Everything you want or need takes a backseat to your child or childrens needs and wants. Some days it's really hard. Some days you want to run away to the nearest spa and get a massage instead of cleaning up an entire 20 lb bag of dog food or figure out how to get an entire bottle of blue body wash out of the carpet. These are just a few examples from the last week at our house.
Being a mom is also the best thing in the entire world. Nothing can compare with hearing your child say, I love you, and top it off with the world's best hug. But no one can prepare you for how much your life gets turned upside down when you decide to share it with a little person. Moms have to be on guard constantly. There is no vacation or sick time. Moms don't get a review to let them know they are doing good, which they constantly doubt, and there are no pay increases or pay for that matter.
They have to stand calmly by and watch you make mistakes even though they know you might get hurt. Moms know that you some things you have to learn the hard way. And eventually they know that they are going to have to let go which might just be the hardest part of being a mom. So for goodness sake, call your mom today and tell her that you love her!
What I'm reading....Twisted Sisters revisions...UGH!
All that matters is what's inside...as long as your outside is wearing the tiara!
REVENGE OF THE HOMECOMING QUEEN, July 3,2007, Berkley Jam Books