The Evolution of Mom

So, this week I’ve decided to ride out this topic on change. Today, I want to focus on a few things that I find interesting that have changed in my life ever since I became a mom. The idea for this blog post came to me when I was busy trying to meet a writing deadline while my daughter was swinging on my left boob ensuring that my writing doesn’t interfere with her feeding schedule. I respect her for not letting anything get in the way of her needs. A life skill that I hope she will grow up with. So, there I was multitasking away and it hit me harder than the morning slaps we sometimes get when we get woken up in this house. My life is completely different from what I have always known. Moreover, it will never be the same again no matter how much I can try to change this. For instance, I have a shadow that follows me everywhere. And I mean EVERY-WHERE. 

The bathroom? What’s a little bit of privacy when you have a toddler who wants to assess if you are using the correct techniques to relieve yourself? 

The kitchen? I definitely have a permanently filled out Sous chef position. The only snag is that I have to pick her up when she has to check if I’ve added the right amount of ingredients. The licking of the spoon at the end tells me all I need to know about my cooking skills. I haven’t even gotten to the part where my phone doesn’t belong to me anymore. I have a personal assistant who sees my calls, deletes my emails, and adds incomprehensible messages for me to read later on. So, if you ever call me and my assistant answers the phone, you better be nice to her. 

This is just a few highlights of the things that have changed so far in my life. There are plenty of exciting things that are no longer my own. I share everything with my unemployed bestfriend- but she generally has the final say in most things. Let’s say we needed to head out, but she isn’t up for it, we have no option but to stay put. I remember a lifetime ago when I was the decision-maker in my life, I didn’t understand the magnitude of the power that I had over my life. Then a better suited person was appointed to ensure that I have order in my life. This includes making sure that I know how to use the bathroom. Sometimes it means having to go through the pressure of picking out an outfit or buying the right toy. It’s all too much sometimes, but thank God for having a two-year old personal assistant who makes it all easy to handle. 

You would be surprised to find that my life has improved for the better with all these changes. Having a bestfriend who loves you and forces you to give them forehead kisses when they feel like you deserve it beats whatever I was doing with my life before. What has been the most significant change that you have gone through lately? Have you accepted it? Or have you struggled to come to terms with the new normal in your life? For some of us, change is an ongoing process. The older my daughter gets, the more changes I get to witness.  I look forward to the start of the day because I know that there is a possibility that my life will change for the better somehow. 

6 thoughts on “The Evolution of Mom

  1. The whole time I’m reading this I’m thinking about the slaps I get when I put her to sleep at night….most days that’s her one of two chances where she enjoys my boobies to the max and she slaps me till she falls asleep and I actually smile through the slaps🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

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