I'm That Mom

I'm that mom with that kid you always here and see running and screaming through Walmart like a chicken with his head cut off.

I'm that mom with the kid who has to play with every toy or touch every can at the stores

I'm that mom with the dirty sticky child who looks like they haven't had a bath in days

I'm the mom with the house that looks like a tornado has hit and if you don't wear shoes it is very likely that you're going to step in something

I'm that mom whose kid never ever wears shoes and very rarely has on socks

The mom who always lets her little one buy a sucker or a toy at the end of the trip no matter how "bad" they were

I'm the one that says "sure" to giving her little one juice at 8:00 at night

But I'm also the mom whose child isn't a spoiled brat as most would say

I'm the mom that knows how to pick her battles

Who cares if my kid is having fun in Walmart. I enjoy acting a little crazy sometimes too

What does it matter if he wants to play with all the toys? He always puts them back somewhere on a shelf. I mean how else would we know which one we want?

He's sticky and dirty so I'm looked down on because I don't bathe my kid? No I think he's sticky and dirty because I  don't stop him from having fun and being a little boy. He does get a bath every night before bed

Yes my house is a complete and total DISASTER! But I'm the mom that feels like quality time with her kids is ten times more important than picking up toys or washing dishes or folding clothes

He is barefoot always but really who likes to wear shoes?

Yes I give him a sucker and juice anytime he asks but yet he's in bed by 9:00 every night.

Your babies are only going to be babies for a short amount of time and in the blink of an eye they're all grown up and don't need you anymore.

They won't need you to buy them a toy or to cuddle or kiss ouchies. Those sweet babies that you spend more time scolding and setting rules for a growing every second and you can't even enjoy those moments because you are busy trying to be a "good" parent. 

I'm the mom who gives every moment to enjoying time with her babies whether it be loud and crazy acts in Walmart or throwing cereal in the floor and listening to the crunch it makes when we step on it. 

These are the moments that they're gonna look back on and remember in twenty years. These are the moments that when they become parents you hope they try to recreate. These are the moments that are going to keep you young and relaxed as opposed to always stressed. 

Throw cereal, get sticky, be loud. Have fun and enjoy the little things before they are all gone. 

A Word of Advice to the Girls with Baby Fever

To all of you young girls between sixteen and twenty-two that are so in love with babies and just "need" one NOW....get a job in a nursery and buy a chastity belt because I promise you having a baby is NOT what you think it is.

Take it from the girl who has had a total passion for kids for as long as she can remember. All those precious bundles of joy you cuddle and coo over have one thing that your own baby won't. They are all RETURNABLE. Play with them, cuddle them, kiss them, pinch their chubby little cheeks, then you can return them to their parents. You can't do that with your own baby. Nope sorry honey no returns accepted. 


Don't get me wrong, I absolutely ADORE my son and I wouldn't trade him or take back having him for all the money in the world. But I do think I should've waited to have him. Twenty years old is just too young and immature to be able to make serious decisions that will affect the life of another human being. I mean you can barely even make decisions for yourself at that age. I didn't know what adult life really was. I didn't know about the bills, taxes, jobs, and all those other fine print items that grownups deal with. So let me share the things I've learned from becoming a young mother.


First off getting pregnant is a REALLY long nine month period of giving up EVERYTHING fun. No more drinks, no more sushi, no bloody steaks, you can't lift anything heavy, you can't do certain things, you're always tired, you have to pee, and you sweat like crazy. Not to mention all those adorable size 1 clothes don't fit, and they just don't make them in pregnant girl size


Post-baby is even worse. Your fat, your tired, your hair is a mess, makeup doesn't exist, you stink like baby poo and spit up, you have stretch marks on all your best features, did I mention how tired you are? All those late night bonfires and movie outings are gone for good. That size 1 perfect bikini body you had will never be there again thanks to those new hips you've acquired. For the rest of your life your first priority is now that adorable bundle that you couldn't live without.


You think you and your man are still gonna be that giddy madly in love couple you were pre-baby? Nope say goodbye to that too. Now it's mommy and daddy life where romance is replaced with a peck on the lips and hoping you get lucky enough to sit on the couch and watch an episode of Fast n Loud before you both pass out for the night. Spontaneous dates are replaced with spaghetti and Paw Patrol. And when you do decide to splurge and go on a date you have to find a sitter, pack a diaper bag, think about what time you'll be back, think about the baby the whole time your gone, and then be too tired to even stay out late. 


There's constant stress and struggles. You have to work to pay for your house and diapers and other baby things when you'd much rather be enjoying the beautiful weather by the pool, and just when you think you've got enough money put away to enjoy a sunny day off your little one is going to get sick or some other unexpected expense is going to come up. Every single time. 


Then those cute sweet smelling babies turn into toddlers real fast. Toddlers are HARD! They're cutting teeth and exploring freedom. They have tantrums, they demand constant attention, they put everything in their mouths, they play in poop, the break everything. Toddlers are just a different story. They are definitely the sleeping infant that you love to cuddle and hold constantly. 

The fun filled college teenage/young adult years are immediately replaced with a middle-aged working mom life. Parties and cute boys are replaced with diapers and one man for the rest of your life. Teeny crop-tops and shorty shorts are replaced with sweat pants and a baggy t-shirt to hide those flaws you just can't lose. Motherhood is the greatest thing any WOMAN could ever experience, but it is something to wait for until the time is right. Motherhood is not ideal for GIRLS with baby fever. My advice is to wait. Don't throw away the fun life you have right now because you have a fetish. Enjoy the babies that other women have, but also live every single fun filled second of your teenage years to the fullest before you decide to reproduce. 

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