Since I’ve never really given so much thought on raising kids and being a mother (on second thought, who would have? right? Right.), I’m slightly changing I’LL NEVER to I NEVER, for this week’s Monday Listicle of Stasha at Northwest Mommy, her friend Greta at Not Enough Patience thought of this interesting topic. Some things on this list is as much a revelation to me as to you dear reader. Again, in no particular order.
1. I never thought I’d be having the hardest of times convincing my daughter to wear other kinds of clothing aside from leggings.
2. I never in my life thought I’d be shouting too, in frustration after hearing an hour straight crying and whining of two little she devils because they wanted to ride the boat at 7 in the morning when the ship is scheduled to sail at 8pm.
3. I never thought I’d be waking up at 2 am to nebulize Ayana on her asthma attacks. I never thought she’d be asthmatic considering I’ve breastfed her for two years, exclusively for 6 months. That ought to count right? Unfortunately, no.
4. I never thought I’d be so stupid to not notice how Mikaela’s teeth are already so ruined by the baby milk bottle left on her mouth overnight. This is one of the biggest regret and failure I have yet to pay and suffer. Okay, sorry for the smile on my face, I can’t actually find a much more fitting picture to illustrate the point I’m making, and besides, I kind of like my smile here. (Yes, I can be selfish and conceited at times.)
6. I never thought I’d be having a telephone conversation with a 4-year-old and then hanged up by a four-year old.
Me : Hello, Mikaela?
Mikaela : Ma, you have surprise? ( sometimes we bring a little something to them when we get home from work)
Me : No, what would you….??
Mikaela : *hangs up*
Me : O…k..hay..
7. I never thought I’d feel so frustrated-helpless (oftentimes) being a mom. Take your scenario picks, major meltdowns at weddings, tantrum galore at the mall, shouting matches in the grocery, etc.
9. I never in my life thought how nauseating it is to see a movie for 1,808 times!
10. I never thought I could love my Lola (grandma, God bless her soul) and Mama more. But when I became a mother, I found out I could never love them enough.