Never Say Never

Before I had children I was pretty judgmental of other moms.  I was never going to have a messy car like the families I babysat for with french fries on the floor and crusty car seats. I was never going to have a messy house, like the family in my neighborhood with  peanut butter and jelly smeared on their wall or laundry spread all over.

Well, never say never. Yesterday I found a full-on piece of poop in my son’s room and some poop on the carpet.  I am not sure how it got there or where it came from (our best guess is Locke), but it was humbling to say the least.

Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident.  In the last few months, I have also found remnants of barf on my banister (who knew it could shoot that far), pencil scribbled on the dresser, marker stains on just about everything, and boogers on the wall.  I’ve found moldy string cheese in my car and french fries under the seat.  You’ll be happy to know, I cleaned up the poop, barf,  boogers, and food, but the scribbles on the chair, doors, and pillows still remain.  Sometimes you just run out of time, sometimes you just run out of energy, and sometimes, like the poop, you don’t even know it is there.

I officially apologize to all you moms out there that I judged in my youth. It is harder to keep up on a house and car and kids than I realized.  Now I try to give all moms the benefit of the doubt.  We are doing the best we can any given day.

And for all of you young’uns out there who think your kids will never write on your walls, eat their boogers,  have snotty noses, or cry at Wal-Mart,  just remember, never say never.

2 thoughts on “Never Say Never”

  1. Oh how I used to think and feel the same way. Even with my first child and into my second child. Then reality hit and I realized I could either be the crazy mom that missed out on life because she had to have everything perfect, or I could start enjoying my life and my children. I realized that so many of those things don’t matter. The less I stress about these things, the happier I was. Don’t get me wrong, I still like a clean house and car, but my kids and our time together comes first. Funny how life changes you. Glad to know I’m not alone. :0)

  2. This made me seriously laugh out loud! I always swore that my kids would never go to the store in PJ’s or without their hair done. Lesson learned! It is a lot harder then I could have ever imgained.

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