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?

--Jill




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

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  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. 😇

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

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  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

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

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

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

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