All week long I’ve been reminding myself that I needed to make SURE I made a post about Mother’s Day. I mean, today IS Mother’s Day and my blog IS about being a mom right? My problem was that I couldn’t come up with anything sappy and corny to write about. After giving it much thought (ok, maybe 5 minutes or so) I decided I’d write my three favorite things about being a mom. Drumroll please… here they are.
1. Hotness becomes a non issue. Sure we all want to be pretty and look our best ya di ya dah. But we no longer have to worry about having a Beyonce body or the perfectly highlighted hair. Instead, semi comfy clothes and making sure we have time to fit in a shower on Saturdays becomes the bar to shoot for. (Now that’s a bar I can hit!)
2. You’re never lonely. Gone are the long lazy Saturdays and Sundays or the days when you’re calling everyone in you phone book to find something to do. Oh no, there is ALWAYS someone there. And by always I mean a constant shadow, someone following you from room to room, 5 minutes of peace in the bathroom becomes nirvana.
3. Your taste in music and movies is expanded. Only like romantic comedies? You’ll learn to love Fupa, Dora, Elmo, and all things Pixar. Because those movies are your only chance in hell of obtaining those 5 minutes of freedom (see point 2).
Being a mother has changed my life in so many ways. I love the person I’ve become since having BJ. Heck, I’m not even sure I like the person I was before. My life has meaning outside of what party I’m going to the next weekend, a random VIP list and all other things superficial. My concern is less about how others perceive me and more about being the person that I want to be. Having BJ has given me more dimension and character than I ever knew I lacked. Sure I still love the handbag or perfect pair of stilettos. But their importance on my list of all things important has drastically dropped. After all, there’s this amazing little boy who calls me mommy and is ranked higher on my priority list than any and everything I have, want or even need. His wants and needs come first and foremost and all that I am and ever will be is motivated by him and how absolutely fantastic I want his life to be.
Happy Mothers Day ladies!!! May the spit up, lack of sleep and weight gain be the best thing that ever happened to you!! I know it was to me!!