Being a mom is incredible. I am often amazed at the joy and meaning that Emmalee has brought into my life. Not to mention the knowledge. There are so many things that I now know that might never have occurred to me if I didn’t have a child. Here are some of those tidbits of wisdom bestowed upon me by my experiences with Emma.
When left in a sippy cup on the counter for a couple of days, milk will change from a liquid to a solid.
A box of Teddy Grahams can change your life.
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse comes on every morning at 8:00 am.
Car seats have magic portals to another dimension making things like debit cards and pacifiers disappear. Strangely, dropped Cheerios and Goldfish are not permitted through this portal.
Who Brobee is.
The trunk and backseat of your car, restaurant booths, strollers, any carpeted flooring, or a towel or blanket placed on the ground are all acceptable diaper changing locations. (Hey, not everywhere is equipped with a changing table!)
A single grunt can convey a myriad of complex thoughts, needs and requests.
Dreft, elbow grease and the power of positive thinking can get almost anything out of a cute shirt.
It is, in fact, humanly possible to say the word no three million times in one day.
As soon as you tell a toddler that they can have something they lose all interest.
Rain, dog tails and caterpillars are both fascinating and hilarious.
Ni Hao means hello in Chinese.
Where the first aid building is at every Disney park I've visited with Emma.
That it is possible to survive without sleep.
Almost any task, including but not limited to cooking dinner, washing dishes, doing laundry, and using the bathroom, can be successfully completed using only one hand.
Hearing the word mom from your child’s lips can make you want to burst with joy and scream with frustration all in the same moment.
It is possible to exist with your heart outside of your body. (Credit to whoever originally came up with this quote!)
Feel free to comment with any lessons that having a child has taught you.