Being a Mom is hard work.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining here I'm just stating the facts.
There is no other job that comes readily to mind where you are on call 24 hours a day, lose all sense of privacy (I don't think I have taken a shower without at least one person barging in the bathroom in 9 years, honestly), contaminated with all manner of bodily functions (not my own I might add), and all without any sort of monetary recompense. Sounds insane right?
But I'll fill you in on a little secret. It's worth it.
Every snotty nose, temper tantrum, sleepless night, pays for itself, a million times over.
It pays for itself in big eyes full of pride when they learn to ride a bike without training wheels.
It pays for itself in the patter of little feet in the middle of the night wanting a snuggle in bed because they are scared of the dark and the way that little body curves so perfectly to mold into yours.
It pays for itself in notes/drawings/doodles/stories left on your bed or tucked away in your purse for no other reason than the obvious, they love you.
It pays for itself when your child selflessly donates his savings to his schools fundraiser for the local children hospital
It pays for itself with sweets laughs and giggles as they play with Papa, rolling around on the floor of the living room tossing around toys you just put away
The days of endless carpool lines, bickering over homework, nagging about cleaning up toys, and sibling squabbles will eventually end and what will you be left with? Memories. Savor these moments. Soak them in. Enjoy every last second with your precious babies, because soon enough they will be grown. They will be out in the world with only the amour of your love and support to protect them and guide them.
Make their armor tough.
Especially if one day they are to become Mothers themselves ;) They're gonna need it.