*Disclaimer* Bodily functions ahead…
I had a “Holy cow I’m such a mom!” moment today. BooBoo Bear was taking a bath and when I came in to check on him (I was in the next room listening carefully to every sound he made) he looked up at me and said “Wipe Mama? Wipe?” I looked down in the tub, and sure enough, a piece of poop sat at the bottom. I didn’t even blink, I simply sighed and scooped it out, then proceeded to drain out the affected water and put new water in.
My non-reaction caused me to reflect- 2 years ago BooBoo Bear was sitting in his baby tub in our tiny kitchen. He was having a blast and splashing around when he suddenly started crying. That’s when I looked down and saw the poop floating. I did not react well. “EWWW GROSS! OH YUCK! REALLY?!? Honey! Come and clean this for me!” Great bonding moment with my hubby, let me tell you. Poor man.
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This line of thinking lead me to dwell on other moments of realization I’ve had in my life’s journey. Like the first time I realized “Holy cow! I’m an adult!” when my rent was past due and I had to go make arrangements to pay it later on and not face eviction. The first time I went “Holy cow, guys can like me!” when I found out McGee had stopped by my house on a whim to ask me on a date (unfortunately I was out of town and couldn’t go). When I realized “Holy cow! I’m pregnant!” when I saw BooBoo move in my stomach for the first time.
What realizations have you had? Do you ever wonder “How on Earth did I ever get here?!”? Feel free to share in the comments!