I noticed myself doing some rather silly things the last few weeks, and thought, I have done SO many things I SWORE I would never do that MY mom did...(even though I had a great mom... she was so OLD, ya know : } So I thought I'd share of few of my "You Know You're A Mom When...." Feel free to chime in with your own!
....you make your "to-d0" list with a crayon.
....you wipe the snot from your baby's nose WITHOUT a kleenex. (Same goes for grabbing that booger a la natural on the hands.)
....you know what time and channel every episode of Diego, Dora, Little Einsteins and Backyardigans are on.
....your son has more stuff recorded on your DVR than you do.
....you stop hoping that your husband will jump up and say, "here, honey, let ME change that poopy diaper!"
....you learn it IS possible to go a week without a complete shower and you won't die.
....you realize there is a lot longer way to go to the edge of sanity than you thought!
....you lick your thumb to wipe the schmutz off darling's face (even, horror of horrors, in public!)
....you lick the palm of your hand or fingers to smooth his hair.
....you totally understand now when you see your own mother sitting in a dark quiet room doing nothing.
And best of all, you realize that there is nothing this child could do to make you stop loving him, that he is the greatest gift God has ever in His mercy decided to bestow on you. You realize when you look into his eyes you are looking at all the best things of you and your husband combined. And you would do anything for him. You want to protect him from the world, yet know you have to prepare him for it. The thought of him hurting breaks your heart, and brings out THE Momma Bear. (Just ask our former rooster).
You realize that this is the hardest job you'll ever have, but by far the most important. You are raising the future, and literally molding a mind, and teaching a child to live for and love the Lord.
To my precious miracle baby: Mommy loves you Jacob!!