Monday, July 6, 2009

Being a Mom...

is one of the strangest experiences I have ever had. Now, don't get me wrong. I love my kids. I love them more than anything in the entire world and I am so lucky to have them.

But last night, while I was showering the poo off me from Jake's most recent blowout, I realized that being a mother is the most disgusting and thankless job ever.

Think about it.

When you are a mom, you have to clean poo, puke, pee and any other bodily fluid from your child. You have to change diapers. You have to feed them that vile smelling baby food. You have to clean their rooms, their messes, them...all for no pay and no thanks.

So I got out of the shower, toweled off, got in clean clothes, and the baby spit up all over me.


Now, I know that being a mother is also a rewarding job. I have enjoyed watching Lindsey grow up before my eyes, and I am lucky enough to stay home with her and watch her become an amazing child. She is awesome and I love her more than I ever thought was possible. I also enjoy watching Jacob discover the world around him. He's at that stage that everything is super cool and intriguing. I delight in watching him crawl and learning to stand up by himself.

Truly, there are more good days than bad days.

Having said that, my son just had another poopy blow-out and blew a raspberry when he had a mouth full of butternut squash so I am not smelling the best. Add on to that the scent of sweat from my workout and I'm thankful that I don't know any of my neighbors who were outside when I went out for my newspaper.