Confessions of a Professional Mom

Confessions of a Professional Mom

Professional mom seeking clarity, balance and a well deserved glass of wine.

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Before you came along…

October 9, 2014 , , ,

Mamma BearBefore you came along…
I stayed up working till the wee hours, worked out 7 days a week and still had energy and time to go out with friends.

Before you came along…
I never thought I’d use my body as an EasyBake oven, or watch my feet morph into the Elephant woman’s, or think that someone’s breath could be the sweetest fragrance on the planet.

Before you came along…
I went to meetings without poop under my fingernails and took notes in pen rather than purple crayon and never had dried spittle on my blouse.

Before you came along…
I never worried that someone other than the dog was eating his food or wiped foreign boogers off the wall or took time to put all the toilet paper back on the roll.

Before you came along…
I spent lots of money on shoes and clothes FOR ME, I went to the doctor once a year FOR ME and I went to conferences FOR ME.

Before you came along…
watching Dora the Explorer and Blue Clues was something ‘other’ people had to endure and the only person who knew how to work the VCR was your dad (and me, kinda).

Before you came along…
we saved for vacations instead of college and monthly dues were for the fancy gym and not private school.

Before you came along…
the only person getting ready in my bathroom in the morning was me and we didn’t have to ‘take out a loan’ to afford crates of tampons, shampoo, zit cream and Mydol.

Before you came along…
I was capable of operating the radio in my car or watching what I wanted on TV or wearing a thong without anyone’s critique or approval.

Before you came along…
I never imagined I’d take so many pictures of someone sleeping or watch someone play so many softball games or sit through the “talented” string section during the Christmas program year after year after year.

Before you came along…
your dad and I never would have imagined that on date night all we’d talk about is you and that our bodies could hold such an indescribable amount of love, joy and pride for another person.

Before you came along…
we must have been bored and lonely and poor because now we can’t imagine life without you and we are so very busy and happy and rich!

Before you came along…
I was just a woman and a wife and now I’m your very lucky Mom!

With love and gratitude to my two girls who teach me what I need to learn every day…

…now, fetch mommy a glass of wine!

Stay sane, my friends.

Allison DeFord

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How the hell do you find to write all this brilliance?

Sent from Cheryl, typos courtesy Steve Jobs.

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cherylsavala

October 9, 2014

Reblogged this on Goddess Moms and commented:
Love this!

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wonderfulchels333

October 10, 2014

I love this!

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wonderfulchels333

October 10, 2014

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