So I have been doing this Mama thing for just about 2 years now and I have learned a lot. I mean A LOT! I thought I would share some of those things today. I am sure over the years I will learn a lot more but for now her are some of the things I have learned…
Motherhood is hard.
I knew I always wanted to be a mom and I always thought it would be easy. Well not easy but not hard. Let me tell you it is hard. There are days when I wanna rip my hair our. There are days when I think to myself REALLY?!?! Is this really what motherhood is? Then there are the days that I am like THIS this is what motherhood is all about. It’s about the little things. It’s about the love you share and the bond you have with your little spawn. #babybigtruck is for the most part a very easy-going kid and I count my blessings because she is healthy and happily adjusted. I mean it could be way harder.
A plan is your best friend.
Before having #babybigtruck I was used to doing what I wanted when I wanted no questions asked. Now I have to plan things in when I can and remember that sometimes plans need to change last-minute and that is okay! If I want to work out I have to find time to do it. If I wanna have a girls day with my BFF I have to plan it. There is no more living life by the seat of my pants.
Nothing is mine anymore.
Since having a little person everything that was once mine is not longer mine. Food on my plate? Free game to #babybigtruck. My drink at the table? #babybigtruck has claimed that as well. Shoes? They may be 10 sizes to big but yeah they are not mine anymore either.
Time management is a must!
I have to take the little bit of time I get and use it to the max! That means at night as we are cleaning up from dinner I am packing up leftovers for lunch the next day. When I give #babybigtruck a bath sometimes I will brush my teeth while she plays. I have also come to the point that I try to do a lot of household paperwork and bill paying at work.
You will go broke if you are not careful.
Stuff don’t matter friends. Remember that. To be honest I have to remember that myself. Mr. Big Truck will be the first to rat me out but I LOVE to buy things for #babybigtruck. I have also learned rather fast that buying her all the things is not cheap so therefore I have chilled out big time! Now I really try to ask myself “Dose she REALLY NEED this?” before I buy her anything.
Motherhood is amazing!
Nothing I have ever done is as rewarding or fun although exhausting and hard as motherhood is. I would not give it up for the world. I will forever be grateful for God choosing Mr. Big Truck and I to be her parents and trusting us to raise her up in this world.