Welcome to today’s Momnesia Mondays, in case you didn’t read my first post check it out here: http://www.mommybknowsbest.com/momnesia-mondays/, basically each Monday I’ll be writing a post on my Momnesia, in hopes that maybe I can feature your Momnesia moments as well! Momnesia means that time in our lives when we say we’ll always or never do something and because we’re parents and go through different experiences our opinions change. In my personal opinion having Momnesia is good, it means there’s growth and acceptance going on.
The words above are words that now describe me occasionally, not always, but definitely sometimes. It’s something that I have said that I would never do, but somehow ended up doing anyway. In turn, I find myself becoming “that mom.” And although most days I’m okay with being “that mom” I always strive for the best for my kiddos.
Before I had kids I was always on time, meaning 5-10 minutes early, I took pride in being punctual and married someone who, bless his soul, is not an early person, so if ever we were running behind (and even now a little,) I get agita aka really stressed out. I always wondered why people, including parents were late to work, late to appointments, late for life, and well yeah…MOMNESIA….now I totally know why! With making sure Miss A has snack, drink, goes potty before we leave, and Baby C has pacifier, toys, diapers, and wipes. Making sure I have whatever I need for said outing, Couponizer for shopping, dish-to-pass for play dates, and water for my http://nofizzclt.org/30days/. This is pretty much what my diaper bag looks like (not my actual bag):
All that and getting 3 girls, myself included ready, dressed, hair, shoes….it’s just insanity and some days I can’t believe we even make it out the door before nap time. So, now, I’m the mom who’s late, who’s daughter’s socks aren’t matching and who occasionally forgets diapers because she didn’t reload the diaper bag the night before. Yup, that’s me!
Do you do anything you said you’d never do? or do something you really hated before you had kids?? It’s okay, I won’t tell 😉