Here are 7 things I have learned since becoming a mother
1. Privacy- I have given it up for a time. When Bailey was first born I was still able to go the bathroom, shower, get dressed, and do a few simple things without being bothered. Then she learned to crawl and would wait outside the door till I was done. Then she learned how to open doors. This was a sad day! Now taking a shower consists of Brayden crying in the background, and Bailey pulling the shower curtain open to stick her head in to see if she can get her hair wet while singing me some song like head, shoulders, knees, and toes. I have accepted that I have no privacy for several years! It will be missed!
2. How to eat really fast!- For whatever reason my children seem to need more attention when I am eating then any other time of the day. It doesn't matter what time I am eating at they will make sure to be awake and need attention. So I have learned how to eat extremely fast and usually with one hand.
3. Sleep...Bailey is 22 months old and I have yet to sleep for a straight 8 hours since she was born. Bailey didn't start sleeping through the night till she was 1 years old. I found out I was pregnant with Brayden before her 1st birthday and exchanged getting up to take care of Bailey for going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. Brayden hasn't slept through the night yet, but I am happy he sleeps 3-5 hours at a time. That is good sleep to me! I am convinced your body learns how to deal with lack of sleep and you don't even realize how exhausted you really are.
4. Nice stuff. I don't get to worried about the things in my home so this doesn't bother me to much, but I have learned that if I want to guarantee something stay looking new and shiny I better lock it in a safe until my kids are older.We had very little nice stuff to start, but that list has grown to even fewer nice things. Unless you consider thing that have been colored on, torn, or broken to be nice. Last weekend I learned you can get crayon off the walls with toothpaste!
5. Opinions. Everyone has an opinion. If it is the person you don't know at the grocery store, friends, people at church, or your family. I am learning to ignore what other people think. I do what I feel is best for myself and my family and that's all that matter.
6. Gross! Things that I once found gross don't bother me anymore. Poop up Brayden's back and all over his nice church clothes...no suprise! Spit up down my shirt. The little potty chairs for kids that you have to dump out...ok I still find this one pretty gross!!! But most things that once made me gag are just normal things now.
7. love. I have learned what it truly means to love unconditionally. I could never have imagined how much love I would have for my two kids. They are my delight! They make me laugh everyday and I love being able to home with them even though it can try my patience!