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.

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3 thoughts on “motherhood, etc…

  1. 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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