10 Things I Hate About Being a Mom

10 Things I Hate About Being a Mom

Reasons why I hate being a mom (listed in no particular order):

  1. When it takes forever to get out the door and just when you are finally ready, your toddler decides to strip naked and run around the house.
  2. When your toddler asks for something to eat, and then after you open it or cook it, she decides that she doesn't want to eat it anymore.
  3. When you've showered and changed into nice clean clothes and then your baby decides she wants to come give you a hug at the same time she's about to sneeze and then gets snot all over your hair.
  4. When your toddler gets frustrated because they can't talk and tell you what they want yet, and then you get frustrated because you can't figure out what they want.
  5. When you're having a hard time falling asleep at night, and then once you fall asleep, your baby decides it's time to wake up and play.
  6. When you're going through 3 months postpartum and your hair falls out in clumps. Then another 4 months after that, your friends ask you why you cut your bangs so short.
  7. When your toddler decides to take off her diaper during their nap and pee in her sleep. Oh, and while I'm on that topic, the never-ending piles of laundry.
  8. When you get postpartum depression. But I'll save that story for another day.
  9. When your baby keeps throwing things overboard their high chair or out of their crib just to see how gravity works.
  10. When your baby has a blowout diaper, then while you're changing them, they pee on the change mat and get their onesie all soaked. Next, you decide "OK, she needs a bath," and then just as you put the baby in the bathtub, your toddler walks in and steps on the puddle of pee. True story.

10 Things I Hate About Being a Mom

And so when my childfree friends tell me that they promised their partner that "nothing's going to change just because they have kids", I silently laugh in my head..... Let's face it, just their nap times alone dictate your life for the first 3 years of their life.

10 Things I Hate About Being a Mom

But despite all those things, I love my children. And for them, I would give them the world, except, they are my world. As some people would say, the nights are long, but the years are short. Love them a little more before they're not so little anymore.

Happy Mother's Day, Y'all!

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