Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Writer's Workshop 2-3-10

Writer's Workshop Prompt for today, that I chose, IS...
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10 things I never knew until I became a Mom...
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10 THINGS ...
Hmmm....
1. I never knew how completely overwhelming the love I feel for those kids would be...
Never in my life, have I loved someone so much I would die for him... even my hubby... until I gave birth... and instantly... if it was a choice of death between me and the kids... I would choose my own death... (I think all Mom's feel this way) People always told me they felt this way... I just never knew it was REAL until William was born.
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2. Then they become teens... and all that drivel I said in number 1... yeah...it's all out the window now... LOL.. no... just kidding... sorta.
I didn't know, actually, how much I would LIKE my sons when they became teens... they are funny, witty, smart, a little too sassy at at times, and really developing into people I would want as friends... if they weren't my sons.
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3. How much laundry there would be. Seriously... I would totally rethink the "play every sport imaginable" if I had it to do all over again... and have them play instruments instead... less dirty clothes...
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4. I didn't know that not getting sleep at night DOESN'T END after the baby starts sleeping through the night. When they get older, the sleeplessness comes back... only the child isn't in the house with you... he's at a dance, and you worry, and can't go to bed until he's safe at home.. doors locked...Ugh!
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5. I didn't know how much I would start to sound like my Mother.
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6. I didn't know how much I would want to put my kids into a bubble, and never have anything harm them... ever.
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7. I didn't know how much it would hurt me, when someone else is hurtful to them.
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8. I didn't know how much I would want to HURT the person that hurt my kids...
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9. I didn't know how my Mom felt. Now I do.
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10. I didn't know I could be so proud, scared, elated, horrified, frantic, joyous,
disgusted, freaked out, loved, happy, giggly and worried..
ALL AT THE SAME TIME...

7 comments:

  1. I am LOVING this prompt. I'm not looking forward to the teen years.........and I thought I had a lot of laundry now.

    PERFECT list.

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  2. Sorry. That last comment was me. I was signed into another account.

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  3. Great great list! 6-8 are ones that I am starting to worry about and feel more all of the time lately. My son will be starting kindergarten this fall and I know I won't be there to always protect him and take care of him.

    I am not sure if I am looking forward to the teen years as my 3-year old daughter is already so full of drama that I am scared, very scared :)

    You have a great looking bunch of boys

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  4. Yeah, the amount of emotions emitted from me for one little person is overwhelming. I feel ya on that one. And mine is still a youngin.

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  5. So true about the bubble! I feel the same way!

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  6. You sound like a regular Mama Bear here! Great list!

    Visiting from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.

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