Mother's Day #8
This year will mark the 8th year that I've been on this journey or should I say, adventure. Motherhood is certainly an adventure! I'm not sure about you but nothing and I mean nothing prepared me for motherhood. I was 25 when I had my daughter and was quite honestly scared out of my mind. There are still days that like, "wooow, I'm a whole mother".
In honor of my 8th Mother's Day, here are 8 things that I've learned (or been reminded of) in the past year:
1. Enjoy the small talk. Maybe it was due to COVID and being around each other ALL DAY 🤪 but I something urged me to listen to the small talk. Just this week, my oldest pointed out details about our bathroom door hardware. Was it riveting, no, but it certainly was fascinating what their eyes picked up.
2. Which brings me to number 2. If you have younger kids like me, then their vantage point is different. What their eyes may see is different. Appreciate their view.
3. Don't sweat the small stuff. Sometimes, take a moment to appreciate thr noise. The running feet. The screams. 15 years from now, I may be an empty nester. 😳
4. Coffee, when I'm able to finish a nice warm cup, is still the undefeated champ and forever bae!
5. Parents learn just as much as kids. Give yourself grace!
6. It's fun to look back on memories. Take photos of your kids that includes you. It's ok if your hair is a mess. 30 years from now; the photos will mean so much (and may cause a few laughs).
7. This one is a reminder but these kids will try ya boo. Especially my 2 year old who will smile while I tell him no and then keep doing it in front of my face.
8. Of course I had to leave space for Bumble and Bundle, lol. Motherhood changes you and having Bumble and Bundle pouches has helped me to feel like me. It's so easy to get overwhelmed by being a mother but I'm also Ellyse. So when I rock my "In The Jungle" pouch on my unnecessary Target runs, I feel like Ellyse!
What's something motherhood has taught you this past year? Let me know in the comments below!