Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful Mommas’! I hope you spend the day with your feet kicked up, a mimosa in your left hand and the Netflix remote control in the other.
Being a mom is one of the most insane journeys I’ve walked. My little one, “Barb Marley,” is one of the wildest and funniest people I’ve met in my life. She also has a heart four times the size of her body.
Here are 10 Lessons Barb Has Taught Me:
1. It’s okay to hide from your child/ren sometimes. It’s also okay to hide with their Easter or Halloween candy. This morning, I woke up and ate two of Barb’s cookies. Do I plan on telling her about it? Nope.
2. Barb reminds me that the small stuff doesn’t matter. Her laugh, as many of you have heard, pulls you in and very easily turns a frustrating/bad day upside down. The kid has incredible wit and character, and she reminds me every day what’s important and to let the little stuff fall by the wayside.
3. She has taught me that College Mathematics 101 is NOT the most complicated thing I’ve ever done in my life; brushing her hair is.
4. Barb has shown me that it is physically possible to re-create a Category 5 Hurricane in your bedroom in less than 7 minutes.
5. Although small in stature, Barb can reach any and all heights. Mainly, when said heights are holding chocolate cookies, candy, or nail polish remover.
6. Barb taught me that children have super sonic hearing. It used to be my dogs that came running once they heard any food packages opening. Once Barb came around, I now have three beings at my feet looking to join me in on whatever snacks I may be consuming.
7. I’ve learned as a mother that ribbon is an excellent medium when decorating anything—including your home.
8. Children have the most impeccable timing. We were at a school breakfast a month or so ago and Barb, in front of an entire crowd, asked in the LOUDEST of voices: “WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE YOUR BABY????!” I was not and am not pregnant.
9. Don’t give Barb coffee (or allow my parents to give Barb coffee). Furthermore, I’ve learned that Coca Cola before bedtime is about as wise as giving Barb a gram of speed.
10. A speeding ticket may seem scary enough, toss Barb into the mix and that ticket can go from bad to worse in about five seconds when your child tells the officer to “TELL IT TO THE JUDGE!”
10. Last, but certainly not least- I’ve learned that shredded cheese/ANY dairy product is the absolute WORST thing to allow your child to bring in the car. We traded my car in a few weeks back and while cleaning it out, we found remnants of moldy shredded cheese under her car seat. While absolutely horrifying, it did yield quite a few answers as to why my car smelled the way it did….
Happy Mother’s Day, Friends.
You are all such wonderful momma’s and I absolutely love connecting with all of you. You all bring a smile and a laugh to my day as we tread the hilarious path that is parenting. Thank-you for all your support over the past year, I am so excited to see where the next year takes us.
I hope you have a wonderful day with your family.