Happy Mother's Day to any and all who have ever been in the role of "mom." (Yes, some Dads have to be in the "mom" role, same for aunts/uncles/etc.)
So as I sit at the computer, my 5-year-old is playing Super Mario 3D World and my 7-month-old is napping. Being a mom is a lot of work: The apartment is a disaster waiting desperately for me or my spouse to clean it. We'll be doing more of that tonight after both boys are down and out.
Being a mom has been quite the learning curve. I've decided potty training is the worst part of parenthood. Been struggling with training our oldest kid for the last 2-3 years! He's five. He should've finished potty training a long frickin' time ago! But we set up an appointment with a behavioral specialist. Maybe the specialist can figure it out since we can't.
I love my kids. I get frustrated a lot. Like the other day, I told Jaxon to go out and play BY THE TREES I COULD SEE. I had the baby strapped in the stroller. I started cleaning out one of the cars. I looked up and couldn't see the five year old. I panicked. I took the baby into the apartment, told my husband we needed to hunt down the five year old as all kinds of scenarios raced through my over-active imagination, stimulating the panic. We found him hiding BEHIND the apartment building!
Good thing we found him. In today's world, he could've been kidnapped or hurt or something, and I would've felt absolutely devastated for not being more aware of my kid's location in relation to my tasks.
I hate that it isn't like when I was a kid in the 80s. Back then, your parents would simply tell you to go play outside with no fear of you getting worse than a scraped knee or a bee sting. :/ Now though, being a parent is down-right terrifying. Constantly hear about kids being taken from their families or getting killed in car accidents (usually because of improper fastening into car seats/booster seats.)
Well, that's enough babble from me. Hopefully the day is good for all who have been in the Mom role!