Thursday, June 10, 2010
Writer's Workshop: Before I Was A Mom
Before I was a mom I ate hot meals. I took daily showers. I bought clothes without concern about washability. I bought shoes that were cute, not comfortable.
Before I was a mom I never discussed someone else's bowel habits as a matter of routine. I never had to drop what I was doing to wipe someone else's bottom.
Before I was a mom I read grownup books without pictures or rhymes. I watched whatever I wanted on TV. I slept past 7 a.m.
Before I was a mom I didn't know the meaning of the words busy, sleep-deprived, frustrated or gross.
Before I was a mom I never knew how unimportant hot meals could be. I'd never met anyone for whom I'd give up daily showers. I never knew there could be such good reasons to pass on non-washable clothes and shoes that weren't made for sprinting.
Before I was a mom I never knew how all-consuming loving and caring for another human being could be, right down to making bowel habits worth discussing.
Before I was a mom I didn't know how many great children's books there were. I didn't realize how much time I wasted on TV. I never had so many beautiful reasons to get up early in the morning.
Before I was a mom I didn't know the meaning of the words joy, wonder, amazement or peace.
Before I was a mom I was happy.
But not nearly as happy as I am now.
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