5.09.2011

motherhood, etc...

Happy belated Mother's Day moms! It was a joy to officially be the first one I celebrated for being a mom. It gave me time to reflect on the little things I love so much about it and the stuff I never imagined would be on the job description. 

1. Cleaning poop out of the bath is as much of my morning routine as coffee. 
2. I consider going to the bank, the dentist or grocery shopping my special alone time.  
3. I have more photos of Audrey in ten months than I do of myself in twenty five years.
4. I will dance, sing or read books in order to get Audrey to eat her food.
5. I can hardly remember a time showering without my ears and mind tuned totally to Audrey in the other room and stressing by thinking of everything disastrous that could happen. 
6. My husband and I compete over who has changed more diapers and who's turn it is. 
7. I will take full credit when others say "your baby..." except argue when it is my husband who says it.
8. I tried to be the perfect mom, but that is completely exhausting. 
9. I dress her like she is my doll. And I re-dress her after my husband has. 
10. I still get weirded out every time I say, "my daughter."
11. My Vogue, Us Weekly and People subscriptions have turned to Good Housekeeping, Parents & Real Simple.
12. I now listen to my all time favorite, Britney Spears, and frown upon the suggestive lyrics. 
13. I no longer head toward my section at the clothing store, I head for the baby section.
14. I no longer compete with other women and how they look, I compete with how their baby looks opposed to mine. 
15. The only television I watch is Disney or "My Baby Can Read." 
16. I can't imagine not having Audrey. Life would be so boring.

3 comments:

Joy Worth Sharing said...

oh may i love this post britt.
i can relate to every one of these. lol.

you girls are beautiful & i love the daily reads on here.

:)

Darlin' Mama said...

I can so relate to all of these. Glad you had a wonderful 1st mothers day.

Jessica said...

This is so precious! But, c'mon Brit... Britney is a great mentor. I am sure Audrey will know not to get any ideas from her lyrics... just to dance to them! :)

 
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