Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Motherhood isn't for Wimps

I have twenty-eight years of experience at being a mother. That fact shocks me. Not just that I have a kid that old, (hi, Matt!), but that I've survived motherhood for that long. Anyone who has children knows that being a mother is not for the faint of heart. And if motherhood in general is tough, try being mother to the children of Indiana Jones.

My husband is a leader with a strong personality, and all of our boys seem to have inherited his stubbornness and his independent streak. There have been times in my motherhood career that I've felt like I was just barely able to withstand the onslaught of bulldozers known as our sons. (In all honesty, Stephanie, you've done a little bulldozing over the years too).

Here's a short list of some things I've experienced, living in a household full of alpha males.

*I purchase five dozen eggs per week.

*I use the phrase "that's inappropriate" on a regular basis. Every. Day.

*My furniture regularly gets rearranged--meaning it gets shoved out of the way for wrestling matches and Krav Maga demonstrations.

*I have formerly live animals stuffed and mounted on my walls.

*We don't watch movies unless someone is shot or something blows up. Preferably in the first five minutes.

*I ask the question, "What is that smell?" on a regular basis. Every. Day.

*When the boys are cooking, pancakes and sausage patties are always the same size as the pan they're cooked in.

*Someone always asks, "What's for dinner?", usually before 9:00 a.m.

*I have to continually remind them that they don't live in a guys' dorm.

*Like all strong men, they're all babies when they're sick.

On the plus side, I never have to take out the garbage. Although I may have to ask three times before someone else does.

So what about you? Are you surviving motherhood or appreciating your mother and all she put up with from you?



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    1. You might have set a new record for how early you asked.

  2. I'm surviving, but I don't know how sometimes. These grand babies of yours are quite strong willed. I don't know where they get that though because I was a perfect little bulldozing angel. 😇

    1. I can't tell you how much I enjoy watching my children deal wth their children. 😁

  3. I am now enjoying the benefits of not killing my kids. You know the grandkids part. Enjoying the fruit of my labor. Also known as revenge. Lol

    1. And such sweet revenge! If you can manage to hold out that long. 😉

  4. We're empty-nesters now. Enjoying that.

    1. Someday I'll be living the dream! 😉