When I was pregnant with my son, I used to ask my sister all kinds of questions about what it was like to be a mom. I listened to her talk about the gross things she would endure with my niece – doo-doo under the fingernails, barf and spit-up on her clothing, even putting soggy food that was in my niece’s mouth into her own! Gack!
When I was not someone’s mommy, I thought that that sort of thing was sick and wrong. How could anyone be okay wiping away drool with their bare hands? Or be okay wiping their child’s nose off on their own shirt? I vowed that I would never, ever, ever turn into that person. Ever.
Recently, I was on the floor playing with my baby after breakfast. Somewhere between throwing the ball around and playing footsies with me, he decided he didn’t like what he ate, so he puked it out onto my bare legs. Now, the old me would have screamed and started gagging at the site of that gnarly mess. But the new me, the “mommy me”, just sat there patiently comforting my son, while waiting for my husband to bring me a towel.
What a difference having a child makes!
My question today:
What is something that you never thought you could handle when you were childless, but is now snooze worthy?
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