mamahood.


I was a wonderful parent before I had children. I was an expert on why everyone else was having problems with theirs. Then I had three of my own.[1] 




Being a momma of 3 littles, each less than 2 years apart, I have learned to eat my words. I have learned to NEVER say never, because the good Lord will serve them on a silver platter and force me to eat them. All three of my kids are different. Each has different wants and needs. If all of them were like Adelyn when she was an infant, I'd have a dozen kids. If my first child was like Abel, I probably would have had my tubes tied. OK, that's probably not entirely true, but he is a very needy/fussy baby appose to the other two.



But so darn cute!!!




There is no written manual on motherhood, or how to raise the perfect kid. We just try to do our best as parents.  We rely too much on what society says is the norm for our children. Children eat what is served to them... says who?? You or society? Children sleep in their own beds... says who?? You or society?? Children sleep through the night... says who?? You or society. Have you looked at our society lately?! I wish we could stop judging one another (says the judgemental bitch) for our parenting choices. Just because co-sleeping works for me, does not mean it will work for you. Just because something works for one family, does not mean that it is the only way. I can say this... because what has worked for one of my children, has not worked for my other two and vice versa.




I always see Facebook statuses or blog posts from new moms-to-be, stating what they will and not do. It takes everything in me not to comment with "hahahahahahaha... if you only knew.. talk to me in a few years". I wonder if they feel my eyes rolling out of my head. When I read; that the baby will sleep in his/her crib from day one. Baby will sleep wherever he/she damn well pleases, this you will learn, because when you just got your 4 yo and 2 yo to sleep, the last thing you want is your 4 month old waking up the whole house and starting bed time over at 10 pm. Baby will never cry in supermarket. Your baby will cry in the most inconvenient places and times... and will later throw tantrums at said places. I will never be that mom.  You will be that mom, even if it's only once in your lifetime... you will be that mom. I don't mind waking up every few hours. You will mind waking up at 12 am, 2 am and 4 am when you have only had 2 hours of sleep and two other littles waking up at the ass crack of dawn. Not every night... but you will have nights where you curse your sleeping partner (oh you have one that takes turns waking at night?? Congratufuckinglations! #wearenolongerfriends).  I love folding teeny baby clothes. You will always feel love and nostalgia folding teeny clothes, but you will note that those teeny clothes turn into big clothes and you will one day curse the laundry and will go on strike, refusing to fold another item that is not your own, you will watch the laundry pile grow bigger and bigger until you have to spend two days washing, folding and hanging... in which you swear you're going on strike again... and this time you mean it. I hate it when pregnant women hold their belly in photo's... it's so annoying... we get it... you're with child... oh wait.. here I am about to pop.... gasp... holding my belly... #heysweetheartwegetityourewithchild You will take a pregnancy photo of your arms around your belly... because it is an amazing thing to be with child, to have that closeness... putting your arms around your belly is not rubbing it in anyways face... it is hugging your child that you can not touch yet. Plus... the further you get, and the more you look like an Oompa Loompa, you will hug your belly so it is more defined. My children will eat what is served or they will starve. Sometimes, getting a child to eat something they do not want to is like getting the Queens guards to smile. I promise you will give in, maybe not frequently... but there will come a day that they wear you down and you give in, because it's just not worth the tears and frustration, it may just be one day... but it will come. OK, you get my drift... and the fact that I know a lot of newly pregnant moms . HAH.






If you disagree... and know every thing about childrearing, please feel free to write a book and publish it, not on in my comments though. 

Also, if you do not have kids, do not offer anyone advice. This refers to those with child, too.... oh yea... and those who only have one. #justkeepinitreal




References:
[1] Faber, Mazlish P1