15 February 2011

things i've learned

Here are some things I've learned in the past 7 weeks of being a mom of two. Some I am sure you can identify with if you have kids, and some may be specific to my own little people.

*Sleep is a luxury, and my oh my how I love it!

*Smart time management is critical, for mine and also the entire family's sanity.

*If cleanliness is next to godliness then I sure am glad God loves the ungodly!

*Not giving Daisy a bath immediately following dinner is key...unless I find that I really enjoy scrubbing out the tub on every bath night.

*I should not leave the lunch fixin's out on the counter because frankly, thinking "I'll be right back to get seconds" is no more than a joke.

*Getting "firsts" on meals is an accomplishment.

*There really is a whole lot you can do while nursing. I'll just leave that one at that.

*It really is true that half the stuff you say you'll never do when you have kids suddenly becomes not so taboo.

*Oh, how I appreciate my husband more and more! I could not do this without him!

*Your pets really do become "just pets" after you have kids. And their status drops lower and lower with each new addition.

*While a clean house still enables me to relax and breathe easier, I find it's a little less important most days.

And the number one thing is something I have not necessarily learned recently but is something that has just been reinforced....I was BORN to do this! I don't say that because I think I'm the cat's pajamas when it comes to being a stay at home mom. I say it because I am finally happy and fulfilled with what I am doing! There was a time when I didn't think becoming a mother was going to happen for me. I was devastated. But by the grace of God all of that changed! I love being a momma, and I will be one for the rest of my life!


  1. I agree you were born to do it Susan! Your a great momma! I love hearing about all your adventures with the kiddos :)

  2. Very informative ;) I know what you are saying...I have been there & done that :) MISS IT,but then...I couldn't keep up with those little people for 24/7 anymore!!! I agree...you are made to do this...I know cause your so good at it! I am so glad you are my grandbabies Mama! Love you girl!

  3. aw, welcome to being a mom of two. it truly is a whole other world :)
    and, i thought you might like to know that "allingbo" is the security word. i wonder if that is a real word too?