Thursday, October 01, 2009

A Metamorphasis of Motherhood

It's funny how our reactions change during motherhood.

In the beginning, whenever my firstborn made a mess, I thought, "Aaaaaaaaaaa!"

When the second child spilled something, I thought, "Oh, no. Ugh."

Then along came the third child....

My reaction when he came up holding a tiny piece of a wipe, and I followed him to find out where it came from, only to discover the livingroom floor covered with wipes?

"That's hilarious! Where's my camera?"

Funny how that works, huh?


Jadie said...

Hmmm, I see this relaxed attitude around me Susie. But for a tidy person like me... Am I sure I want kids?

Susie said...

LOLOL, Jadie! Of course you want little people...they inherit our tendancies. More than likely you'll give birth to a tidy person, too.

But I know what you mean about the "relaxed attitude." When it comes to discipline...I'm a bit of "tough cookie." (More like a police officer.) But with messes, I've found myself mentally calculating the amount of time needed to "fix" the situation...and then I react. In this case, I thought, "I can pick that up in 5 seconds and still use the wipes. Great! Where's the camera first?" LOL! A few years ago, I wouldn't have thought like that...or been quite so calm. ;) Probably lucky for Ethan, huh?