You know what I was just thinking… What if I never became a Mom?
Then I wouldn’t have known what I am made of.
Because of my kids, I’m PROUD of who I am!
The best animal to describe me as a Mom is an Octopus! Think about it. An Octopus is probably great at multitasking with 8 soft limbs. Can you relate?
Did you know there is a specific type found deep in the Atlantic that nurtures her eggs without ever leaving (not even for food) On top of that sacrifice her pregnancy period lasts 53 months (and I thought mine lasted forever)…
What I am trying to say here is WE are all caregivers from the beginning of Motherhood. As we grow through the years so does our ability to connect the intuitive side of decision making. After a while, you’ve got about 10 Mom Skills to rotate between. I remember during the toddler years I tried EVERYTHING! Then you learn from making mistakes. Is Motherhood is an Art or a Science? Who knows? It takes years of practice to build your skill set.
- Mind Reader – The one who expects the unexpected aka the Just in case Mom. One Halloween a very sick toddler threw up all over me. I now have an extra outfit in the back of my car. It only took getting thrown up on once for me to learn that lesson!
- Healer– Since that first skinned knee I said out loud, “Let Mom get the Boo Boo cream on it!” Boo Boo Cream heals everything from a hangnail to a bug bite (Wink Wink)
- Shield– Remember that movie Untamed Heart with Christian Slater? In the hockey scene when his character catches the hockey puck from hitting Marisa Tomei in the face. That pretty much sums up how I can be “quick on my toes” towards any flying objects.
- Can Speak in Code– You are at a restaurant and your kid has a case of the wiggles. You then look over at your spouse and say, “I’m going for a walk outside” which is code for, “Enjoy your meal in peace and have my food packed up.” Spelling out grown-up words is FUN too!
- Coupon cutter– I could write an entire post on how to save money! This one I learned early on during the buying of double diapers and baby formula years.
- Entertainer/Singer- I’ve been known to bust out into a children’s song in public! How do you think I got so many adorable pictures of my kids? I’m behind the camera singing Itsy Bitsy Spider!
- See Life Through Rose Colored Glasses– This isn’t always easy but I try to see things as better than they are. My wish is that I will set a good example of this for my kids to carry with them in the future.
- Know when to call the Doctor- A cough, loss of appetite, a high-grade fever, fill in the blank here. You know your kids and you know when to call the Doctor.
- Asking for help and taking it– With lost to do and so much that is expected of Moms these days take the help where you can get it. Why not?
- Multitasking– The day before I write down a list of everything I need to get done and I hope for the best!