T Rex Family

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

I'm One of Those Women...

I'm one of those women...
who has been peed, pooped, and puked on (and not just because I'm a nurse)

who has stains on most of my clothing from the aforementioned reasons

and will walk around the store wearing the clothing not aware of the stains.

I'm one of those women...

who sometimes isn't dressed until noon

whose hair style of choice is a bun or pony tail
and does not notice the funny looks people give her when cruising the mall because when she finally looks in the mirror she notices when her child threw that cup at her it caught that pony tail and it's now sticking straight up.

I'm one of those women...

who always has an audience when peeing

who has spent hours kneeling before the commode either because I was vomiting for months from morning sickness

or teaching a little one to GP ("go potty")

I'm one of those women...
who leaves the house in disarray when embarking on a journey to the grocery store with a little one
who considers said journey with a little one to be a major feat if she makes it home without a melt down

and will give a toy to her child to play with upon entrance into the store and sneakily leaves said toy on another isle before departing so I don't have to pay for it.

I'm one of those women...
who can function on only a few hours of sleep
who continues to rock my little one even after fast asleep
and checks on the sleeping child multiple times during the night for reassurance.

I'm one of those women...
who worries every day that her child will be healthy and happy
who savors every smile, laugh, and hug,
and knows that despite all my flaws I am the best mom in the eyes of my little one.

Yes, I'm one of those women and proud of it!

Happy Mother's Day!

(Update - Yes, I did write this.)


BallerinaBiker said...

Happy Mother's Day! I hope it was lovely! Isn't it great to be "one of those women?" I'm proud to say I'm one too!

Mommy of M's said...

Nice post!

Nina said...

I think if we are mom's, we are one of those women. I no longer got to spend an hour in the bathroom getting ready in the morning's, instead I am a wash and go kind of gal. 30 minutes is all I have because my little ones need me to get them ready also.

Oh and I never get to work with out some type of food stain on my cloths. 90% of the time that stain is right on my sholder where Thomas will rest his little head. That's ok because it reminds me all day that he was their.

Happy Mothers Day!

septembermom said...

You spoke for all of us tired, but happy moms out there! Love this post! All those glamorous mom moments that are part of our every day. Jenn, you have a nice writing style, very genuine and entertaining!

Kim said...

Hey I forgot that you had another blog. I've just been visiting your picture blog. Anyway two things. I think this poem speaks for all of us and I love it. And second, thank you soooo much for the wonderful comments on my blog today. It took me a lot of hitting delete to finally get up the nerve to publish that post. Your comments made me feel like I wasn't so abnormal and also that people understand and live the same life sometimes. I hope you had a great Mother's day! I'll remember to visit this blog now too:)

Caitlin said...

Love it! Glad that you had a great mother's day!