Unfortunately for moms everywhere, I'm here to set the record straight. I plan to drop some knowledge and peel back the curtain. Call me a turncoat, but it's time. Kids get the bad rap, but us moms can be just as disgusting. We're, however, smart enough, with our fully formed brains, to hide our particular form of gross. Sorry, sisters. Get ready. This is happening.
I am simply one mom, saying she's tired of the me-culture. No more whining or pouting. You get what you get and you don't throw a fit. Am I right, people?
Sports and other activities have moved away from experience to expectation. And, my generation has encouraged this type of thinking because we've wanted you guys to feel good. We don't want to keep score, or only issue trophies to the winning team because that would feel unfair. For goodness sake, what have we done to our kids? We think we're protecting you, but what are we teaching you about life?
How many hours did I spend pushing my own babies in the late afternoon sun as we waited for him to come home from work? Now those same late afternoons are taken up by homework and practices. I blinked and life has changed. I breathe in deeply and prepare myself to go back inside and tidy up. There is always plenty to keep me busy. Then again, maybe I'll spend just a little more time out here and reflect. I smile. There's life in that house.
While absolutely terrifying to think about, you can prepare yourself and go into an accident with some knowledge that will make the process go a little more smoothly. Be it stitches, a broken bone, or a knock to the head, follow these four tips to help ease your mom-heart during a time of crisis.