Come Mother’s Day, we rush to pamper our moms as best we can. But what about every other day of the year? What do those days look like for moms?
Well, let us show you… this is why we should celebrate Mother’s Day every day!
1) Breastfeeding Anytime, Anywhere
Moms are walking milk bags. This means that moms need to be ready to feed their children anywhere, anytime. No matter what you are doing. Welcome to the world of multitasking!
2) Peeing Is A Group Event
Moms don’t pee alone. Sometimes they have to bring their kids in for safety reasons so they can keep an eye on them. And other times, their kids will throw a total fit if their mom dares to close that door.
3) Going To The Store Is A Family Trip
Remember going to the store by yourself? Those days end when you become a mom. When you’re a mom going to the store becomes a family trip. One that you have to pack for.
4) You Are Now An Entertainer
Being a mom means that you’re going to have to entertain your kids 24-7. This requires you to put on full performance throughout the day. Every… single… day.
5) The Goal: Keeping Your Children Alive
As a mom, if nothing else, your one job is to keep your children alive. It’s your most important task. Just make sure they don’t fatally injure themselves.
6) Shopping Is Stressful
Brace yourselves… we’re going shopping. Not only do you have to pack for these excursions but you also have to prepare for the worse. And by worse, we mean slapping things our of your child’s hands and dealing with total meltdowns.
7) One-Handed Cooking
When you become a mother you develop new skills. One of these skills involves doing things with one hand while holding your child in the other arm. This includes cooking.
8) Alone Time… Yeah, That’s Not A Thing
The moment you give birth is the moment that you give up all your rights to privacy. Your children will be with you 24-7. You close a door, expect to see their little fingers in the crack of that door.
9) Sleep… You Can Forget About That
Remember the days of sleeping in? You can forget about that. Parents forgo their rights to sleep from the moment their children are born.
10) Be Prepared To Be Assaulted
If you do get an inkling of sleep as a parent, it won’t be comfortable. Even when they grow beyond the stage of late night feedings. They will invade your bed and kick you in the face or take up all of the bed space.
11) Wine Time Is Sacred
Make sure you make time for wine. It may only be a 10 to 20 minutes grace period, but you’ll treasure it. It’s the only time you’ll be able to check your phone and feel like a human being.
12) It’s A 24-Hour Gig
You’re NEVER off duty. Whether you’re sick or not feeling well, too bad! Moms don’t get days off.
13) Laundry Always And Forever
Get it out of your head that laundry will be finished or complete. From now on it will never end. It’s a steady flow. Now you know how postal workers feel! Laundry is a fact of life. Don’t bother trying to catch up… you never will, and that’s OK.
14) Embrace the Grossness
Get used to being OK with filth and grossness. Mother’s know gross things lurk behind every corner. Your clothing is basically a tissue from here on out.
15) Remember When Showering Was Relaxing?
Well, that’s now a distant memory. Because your showers are work. It’s a race to get in and get out as fast as you can while still giving yourself the minimum amount of hygiene possible.
16) You’re NEVER Alone Again
You’d think going to the bathroom would be your five minutes privacy and alone time… right? NOPE! You’ll never be alone again.
17) Little Helpers Who Don’t Help
Your kids will want to help you do everything. Which only translates to them making a bigger mess than you started with. Welcome to the virtue of infinite patience.
18) Not Only Are You a Mom, But You’re Also the Housekeeper
On top of keeping your child alive and entertained, you still need to keep your house in order. Yes, you have to do this with little faces begging for your attention 24-7. Good luck with that and Godspeed.
19) Oh And By The Way…
Don’t lose your shit! You’ll probably come close. But there will be family, friends, and books to guide you through this.
20) You Can Do It And It Will Be Rewarding
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You’ll doubt yourself, you’ll break down, and be on the verge. But no matter what, parenting will be your greatest reward in life. And as hard as it is, every single second will be worth it.
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