Could you imagine if motherhood came with a warning label?! This is what it would say!
Motherhood is tough.
Even though I was told this before I became a mom, I couldn’t have imagined how tough it was actually going to be.
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WARNING – LIFTING HAZARD!
No amount of working out will prepare you to lift your growing baby dozens of times throughout the day.
They get bigger… and heavier.
Then there’s the time that you take them shopping.
They declare they want that Paw Patrol toy and you say no.
Then they go limp on the floor of the store, their limbs flailing in every direction. You try to lift them up, but get a boot to the head and wrench your back in the process.
Don’t ignore this label. Kids ARE heavy. Lift with caution.
WARNING – HAZARDOUS WASTE!
For the first week of my oldest daughter’s life, she didn’t poop. We thought we had won the baby lottery.
But then the poop came.
And it came.
And it came.
OH. MY. GOODNESS.
The smell. The grossness. The accidental slippage of a finger into a soiled diaper (aka: poo finger). *shudders*
Then there’s the urine, vomit, diarrhea, mucus, and blood (hopefully not all at the same time).
Motherhood should come with a hazardous waste label because we are dealing with it all – the – time.
WARNING – WATCH YOUR STEP!
I step on toys… daily.
Cars. Dolls. Action figures. Pony beads. Wood blocks.
Ouch. Ouch. Ouch!
Your floors will be littered with toys. No amount of cleaning will keep you from stepping on the proverbial Lego brick.
WARNING – MAY CAUSE DROWSINESS.
HA! HA! HA! HA! HA!
*Maniacal laugh. Maniacal laugh.*
WARNING – MAY CAUSE DIZZINESS.
My kids are in constant movement. They run laps in our house and spin circles around me (most often when I’m trying to cook dinner).
Beware – parenting will make your head spin more than a day at the fairgrounds!
WARNING – EXPLOSIVE.
I would have never guessed how explosive motherhood could be! My kids screaming at each other, and the fits and temper tantrums. The anger! The rage! The boiling over! The tipping point!
And then there’s the end-of-the-day-can’t-keep-it-together-anymore-mama-freak-out.
Yes… motherhood is explosive.
WARNING – KEEP AWAY FROM ALL CHILDREN!
Oops. Too late to heed that warning!
WARNING – CAUSES MODERATE EYE IRRITATION.
Let’s face it, from the moment I heard my baby’s first cries, I’ve had more than moderate eye irritation, which has resulted in a constant leak from the corners of my eyes….
From when you hold your baby for the first time, to the realization that this little person’s life depends on you.
From the first tooth to the first haircut.
From those weepy moments of packing up clothes that your baby has outgrown, to hearing the sweet whisper of “I love you” for the very first time.
From the overwhelming pride of a job well done, to the crushing defeat of a terrible day.
From injuries and illness, to sports games and awards.
From the first day of school, to graduation… the tears will be there.
So dear mama, heed this warning well – motherhood often causes moderate eye irritation! But I assure you, the joy and the love makes it all worthwhile.
I definitely needed this reminder after the morning I had with my two lovely daughters and trying to get them out the door on time for school and Valentine’s Day celebrations that will be had there all the while them fighting me over the perfect outfit and hear accessories to match for this day. Seriously, the warning labels that I could give not his one incident! But you are right definitely worth it in the end, but just getting to that end is what can indeed be hazardous. Thanks though for the reminder once again and wishing you a lovely week ahead now xoxo <3
Yes! The warning labels are many (and numerous)!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this.
This is hilarious, and so true! I love the maniecal laugh!;)
LOL – yes because when it comes to sleep, how can we not have the maniacal laugh.
I’m delighted you enjoyed this Rebekah!
ha! And yes, moderate to SEVERE eye irritation.
The dizziness one is actually one I didn’t see coming. The hazardous waste? WAY worse than I imagined!
Hazardous waste is the one that I struggle with the most! I wish I had known! lol
I never laughed so hard because it’s all so very true. I’ve experienced them all and the worst is actually stepping on that darn lego brick. I’ve almost banned them from my house lol, but you’re so right. I wouldn’t change motherhood for the world. I love every crazy detail of it, although sometimes I wish I could slip away and never come back, but I’d go crazy myself without them. :)
I’m delighted this gave you a laugh, AnnMarie!
Stepping on Lego is the worst!
Watch your steps..ouch!
I had a good time reading and chuckling to myself.
Yes Abiola – there are lots of obstacles to avoid when walking around your home! lol
I’m delighted this gave you a giggle.
Explosive! Oh my gosh, I wonder if we would follow through on parenting with a label like that?!
There is nothing n the world like parenting and motherhood :)
LOL – yes, I think explosive would be a huge deterrent.
Love this! Oh, the things we know now that we didn’t know then. #sitsblogging
So glad you enjoyed this Liz! Motherhood has certainly been an eye-opening experience! lol
Thanks for visiting!
“moderate eye irritation” – awwwww. so true. #sitssharefest
Ahh, so you’ve experienced the moderate eye irritation too?! Thanks for stopping by!
I have 4 daughters and I don’t remember these being an issue when raising them. However, I am quite familiar now, however, while taking care of my first grandchild while her parents work. I’m wondering how much longer I’ll be able to pick her up, for example. Of course, the eye irritation I do recall from the years of raising my girls to my granddaughter now. Visiting from Saturday Sharefest.
HAHA this is great Jennifer! Seriously though, kids bring so many emotions. And I have had so much eye irritation lately with EJ turning one in a few weeks.
I’m delighted you got a laugh from this Tiffany. Mission accomplished. *wink*