I’ll start off by saying – I am here to count my blessings. I am celebrating every moment, especially the little ones. I am celebrating the biggest blessing I’ve ever had, and sharing it with you. I am in no way complaining.
That being said, I do like to find the humor in every situation. Parenting is a package deal – it comes with tougher times and challenges, but the reward is worth every bit. Throughout the past year, I’ve learned many things, and these life lessons are sure to stick with me for a very long time!
25 Life Lessons I Learned in my First Year of Motherhood
- Dinner might be delicious but cheerios are better.
- How far cheerios can travel…
- How to talk dirty (I mean poop dirty) without thinking twice about it…
- That bodysuits may be practical but they block belly access.
- The importance of having free, unlimited belly access.
- How quick I’ll need to be able to run.
- How to fine tune my reflexes, or suffer the breakage of many valuables.
- How to share my toys, such as pots and pans, measuring cups, and phone
- That no matter how much I spend on toys, or how many toys he has, they are still not pots and pans!
- Even if I put toys in the kitchen cabinets they are STILL not pots and pans.
- That I might as well get another set of pots and pans.
- That pots and pots still come nowhere near toilet water in the toy category
- How to be really and truly selfless. Especially at 3 A.M. And 6 A.M. Actually 24-7.
- That food tastes so much better off the floor.
- How to prioritize. Food off the floor will be eaten, so there’s no point in cleaning it. The laundry, however will not be folded by my baby.
- The value of vitamin D (dirt) for strengthening the immune system.
- How to pick and choose my battles. If it’s play with the garbage or empty a box of tissues, – it’s my choice.
- That newborn, breastfeeding baby diapers aren’t gross. Unless it’s not your child.
- That I am no longer boss.
- All about mommy blogs. They are essential for ideas, inspiration, humor, and plain old entertainment. I even decided to become one. (A blogger, not a blog.)
- That I will never be a perfect parent. But doing the best I can makes me a perfect parent. So I will be a perfect parent.
- How efficient and useful baby wipes are – for literally everything.
- That the neighbor’s child will always be more advanced than mine. But my baby will always be the most beautiful, talented, and adorable.
- How crazy lucky I am and how crazy grateful I need to be.
- How to cherish each and every moment because it disappears in a second.