My son Liam is almost turning four-months old and I feel like I have been doing this whole motherhood thing for much longer. I wake up in the mornings feeling pumped for the day, even if that night wasn't the best I still wake up happy. Happy that my job is to wake up and be who I want to be, a mother to Liam and wife to Henry.
Yesterday I spent the day being a mommy and a DIY expert. Turning our kitchen wall into a blackboard so we can chalk it up. Today I have cleaned up a bit around the cottage, and now have sat down to write a bit before the baby wakes.
All that came to mind was how lucky I am to be able to do what I feel best at. I am a complete feminist advocate at heart, and everyone who knows me knows that I believe in all that is considered equal. But what people need to understand is that being a stay-at-home mom, getting house chores done and having dinner ready is not what my job is, it is what I am. What I am best at, fast at, & what makes me proud to accomplish.
Now of course I have many more goals for my life. Writing is one, and a main one at that. But if I can write from home and take care of my baby at the same time why wouldn't I?
Motherhood means being memorable to your children as someone who took care of them, nurtured them, told them "I Love You" on a daily basis, and most importantly, being a mother is knowing that one day your child will grow up and have a child and life of their own. And as mothers, we need to accept that. As mothers, we should encourage that.
So this is my Liam and Mommy time. And yes, I will hog him up, give him excessive amounts of kisses and affection. Yes, I will let you borrow him, but only for a little while, because my love for him has me attached. And no, I will not deny that some days gets lonely of adult conversations and topic debates with humans my size, but who says playing peek-a-boo isn't fun.
Well, that is all the writing I can get done for now since the little one just woke up hungry. Hope you guys like the reads, and feel free to comment below. I love hearing from all the mommies out there.
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