Passionate About Pittsburgh
and the Moms Who Live Here

Sometimes I Hate Being a Mom…

Photo Credit to Viva Portrait Studio

Photo Credit to Viva Portrait Studio

It’s the third weekend in a row I have to take care of my kids by myself… my husband traveled for work and for a “guys trip” the last two, and this weekend he has the flu.  My kids are running around screaming at each other and when I finally intervene, one of them throws their toy at my face and the other screams “I want daddy!!”

Sometimes I hate being a mom…

I’m in the kitchen making breakfast – bacon, homemade waffles and cutting up some fruit – when I suddenly hear the horrible, but all too familiar sound of someone retching.  I run into the dining room to not only find that my 2 year old has thrown up all over himself, but the dog has also thrown up – all over our new carpet!  I try to think what to do first – clean  up the kid, or pull the dog to the hardwood floor to keep her from puking again on the new rug.  I choose the latter only to have my 2 year old scream, drop his food everywhere and cry, while the waffles are burning in the kitchen.

Sometimes I hate being a mom…

I have a horrible cold and cough that lasts three weeks.  I end up coughing so much in one fit that I feel my pants begin to get wet – I peed a little.  Fast forward a week, and I end up cracking my rib from coughing so much.  When I finally go into the ER to get an x-ray done (three weeks later) the Dr proceeds to tell me this happens often to moms…I let out a sigh of defeat.

Sometimes I hate being a mom…

Then come those days when the kids come home from school – with Christmas presents made especially for me.  Ones which say “This handprint was made with love just for you” and bring tears to my eyes.

Sometimes I love being a mom…

And every morning, when both kiddos wake up, they walk bleary eyed into our room and come straight to my side of the bed, crawl under the covers and snuggle with me for what seems like forever.  It’s the best way to start every day.

There are those days and times when I absolutely hate having to be the one my kids have to rely on.  And then there are those days when I wouldn’t change anything for the world…I hope today is one of those days.

Photo Credit to Viva Portrait Studio

Photo Credit to Viva Portrait Studio

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