While some people wake up with an alarm clock they set on their phone, a Mom is woken up by one of the following: screaming, crying because someone got hurt, fighting between siblings on who gets to turn on the tv or if you are really lucky your sweet bundle of joy jumping on your stomach as you are blissfully sleeping and completely unaware.
While some people take their time getting out of bed, a Mom cannot because someone needs a diaper changed or to be fed and they will not wait because after 8-10 hours of sleep their tiny little bellies are eating themselves and cannot possibly wait for you to casually get out of bed.
While some people get to take a shower alone, a Mom cannot. There is usually one kid that has to come check on Mom to make sure she did not disappear through a secret door in the bathroom. Or better yet a kid needs to use the bathroom that you are in because the other one is scary.
While some people get to have eggs, bacon, hash browns and juice for breakfast a Mom gets to snack on the breakfast she is making for the kids but if she’s sneaky she may sneek in a cookie while making the kids breakfast (ok it’s a win for Moms on that one)
While some people get to go have fun at work and talk to other grown ups, a (stay-at-home) Mom gets to change diapers, play with toys and talk to kids all day long. You long for the playground just to talk to an adult and if any adult engages in any kind of conversation with you, you are just so excited to talk about something other than cars, Barbies, bugs, poop or Disney characters.
While some people get to have beautiful clothing, a Mom has clothes that have stains of puke, mud, markers, Play Doh, food, blood and anything else the kids have been touching. Our clothing may not match because we got dressed in a hurry or we may look like we got dressed in the dark because there might be a strong possibility we did.
As moms we put our family first and ourselves last. I want to take a moment and salute all moms out there. You are one of the reasons your family is as awesome as it is. Take today and do not be hard on yourself. Take a few minutes and look around and see that your efforts might not always be thanked but you are doing an amazing job and you are ROCKING IT being a mom.
Happy Mothers Day