Becoming a mama has transformed so much of my life.
As I sit here reminiscing of earlier days, my pre-mama days, I have realized of how many things that I’ve happily traded in for just for being a mama such as;
~Working towards becoming America’s Next Top Model; totally became a thing in the past when I’ve got my hands full with 3 tweenagers in my home.
~Working my accounting business from home; if only! With our kids having a significant amount of doctor visits per year, the insurance coverage is def needed by my work.
~I am never alone; even when my bonus kid’s are with us 1/3 of the year and go back to their other home I still got my daughts with me and hubs full time.
~I am loving sleep now; there is no staying up till midnight reading or playing a video game because sleep is my friend and if I do I def regret it the next day.
~Friend hangouts have become a thing in the past; when we’ve got 3 kids in 3 different sports, activities, events I can’t seem to find the time.
~Having no quiet time; what is even that? when your kids try to talk to you even when your using the bathroom. And yes all of them do it.. ALL the time.
~The free time is so rare; with most days filled with our kids sports, activities, transitional weekends, and work; that free time is such a delicacy.
~My own clothes; I don’t have that now since my tween girl keeps “borrowing” all my clothes and shoes. 😅
~Thinking of meself; is a thing in the past. I only want the best for my kids even giving up the best room (my room w/ hubs) for our girls to have a bigger room.
~My weekends; which really should be re-named to kids weekends. If it’s not sports or activities that we are taking our kids to, it’s orchestrating sleepovers and hangouts.
~With a lot more I’m sure I can add along with any parents out there…
Becoming selfless is the biggest thing a parent becomes when they have kids… And surprisingly to most of us it comes naturally.. It is no longer me living for myself but it’s me living for my kids so they would have a better life than I ever did.
And it’s all worth it.
Now remember, all that you traded in for may not always be recognized or acknowledged by even your own children but hey you know what you do every minute, day, week, month, and always. Because your awesome. Always know that. ❤️