Thursday, March 24, 2011

I am woman

hear me roar.
I can cook a meal, fold laundry, fix a boo boo, and schedule appointments on the phone at the same time. I dont shy away from poop, vomit, or blood. I can run uphill pushing 50 lbs. I can survive for days with no sleep. I can also sleep sitting up with a full grown toddler on my chest. I can cure colic in 30 seconds. I make runny noses and colds go away. I can make nightmares end. I can sing lullabies like an angel and make crafts out of whatever's laying around. My kisses have magic powers to make everything better. I am a woman, I am a mom. I am a super hero.


But I am not perfect. I make mistakes. I let things slide that probably shouldnt. I get lazy. Sure I can run on no sleep but I dont like too. I doze on the couch and let Ryan watch tv and eat dry cereal for breakfast. He plays outside in a diaper when its cold because he thinks its funny. One time it was snowing and he ran out in his socks. I didnt mind. When we cook dinner together I let him stir the hot pot on the stove- he is always very careful. I let him get up and have midnight snacks. I let him watch movies all day if he wants. I have let him eat cookies for lunch. I dont always clean off his high chair tray after every meal. He runs around in a wet diaper for hours because he doesnt want to be changed and I dont want to fight him. He picks out his own clothes and they are ridiculous. Sometimes I shout at him louder than I should and let his silly antics bug me. I let him sleep in our bed when he has a hard night and I dont stick to the routine. Other times he will cry for hours in his bed before he falls asleep. He dumps out a whole bag of cheerios or throws a whole box of crayons on the floor and I dont blink twice. I will get on the floor and kick and scream trying to match the magnitude of his tantrum.

But I try dang hard. I love him more than life its self. I will fight the fight and put my best foot forward to be his mom. I will do the best I can and I will never stop loving him and rooting him on. He is my sunshine on a cloudy day.

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7 comments:

Mandy said...

I love this. You just made me feel so inspired! You two are so adorable just hangin out in bed!

Heather said...

Love this post! Too sweet!

Chelsea said...

Well said!! What a great post :) Have a great weekend!!

Jhen.Stark said...

I totally giggled because I totally know what you mean ;)

LOVED THIS POST!

Courtney K. said...

Love, love, love this! I'm right there with you on the dry cereal and movie thing. There are days where Disney/Pixar plays all day long...just because it keeps Noah occupied. But like I said in my post the other day...he's healthy, he's happy and he's loved. And at the end of the day that's ALL that matters. :)

Ty, Steph, & Bristol said...

So you can cure colic in 30 seconds? You have some mommy powers that I sure don't! Any secrets?

Heather M said...

Lauren!! I LOVE this!!! I kinda felt like you were talking about my life! There are nights when he sleeps with us, and its just not worth the fight. Landon loves to watch me cook and begs to stir the pot!(yeap he stirs it!) Cookies and crakers for lunch yeap!!! im just glad hes eatting!!! This is a beautiful post!

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