First of all... Happy Cinco De Mayo
Second of all..... did anyone notice I totally failed the "Blog everyday in May" thing that I started two days ago. I didn't blog yesterday because it was so nice that I spent a lot of time outside and by the time I remembered about blogging it was so late i figured it just wasn't worth it. Whoopsy. Forgive me?
Ok.... onto todays bloggy.
In celebration of Mother's Day next week, I am going to participate in this fun little 3 part link up
Part UNO ( see...cause it IS Cinco De Mayo and all)
An Interview With Myself
1. Before you ever even had children, how did you feel about being a mother?
Welllll.... Since I had my son when I was still a kid really I'm really not sure what I thought about it. I think I always wanted kids but seriously thought I would decide that later on in my life.... with my husband. I also went through lots of phases where I "was never going to get married" and I "never wanted kids" but deep down I really never gave it much thought.
2. Since becoming a mother, what is something that has happened that you never thought would?
Well there have been a lot of things happen that I honestly never thought would. With my son at least. Being naive at 18 I never thought that 10 years later my son wouldn't even know his dad anymore. I wish more teen moms REALLY understood the huge impact that will have on their child/children. Those statistics that mean nothing to them now will mean everything when they fall into those categories. WAIT for your husband.....WAIT for your future children!!
3. Is being a mother less difficult, more difficult or exactly how difficult you imagined?
It is by far MORE difficult than I imagined! I never realized how much work parenting is. I'm not even talking about the daily cooking, cleaning, yada yada. I mean the discipline, the patience, the fact that that child is another human with a completely separate brain than yours. The fact that you cannot control everything they do because they make their own decisions when you're not around. It feels like I am constantly thinking "welp, I could have done that better...." or " I wish I hadn't done it that way..."
4. What is your fondest memory of being a mother (so far)?
Singing "Twinkle Twinkle" with Jordon when he was about 8 months old and opening and closing my fists.... he started doing it too and I realized right that moment that I would never share this same moment with him again because everyday he was getting older. It may seem so silly but it really makes you realize you need to spend time with your kids because you won't have that day back ever again!
5. If your children only learn one life lesson from you, what do you hope it is?
I hope that both of my children follow hard after God! I hope that they learn that HE is the answer...and that NOTHING is too big for him!
LOVE these two!
This was today...in the pool..... their faces crack me up!
Now I'm off to watch Amazing Race!