20 Things I Learned in my First 2 Years of Motherhood

 

In honor of Mother's Day I put together a list of 20 things I learned in my first 2 years of motherhood.

 

 

In honor of Mother’s Day I put together a list of 20 things I learned in my first 2 years of motherhood. It’s been a wild, crazy, sleep deprived, fun two years. It’s hard to believe this was my 3rd Mother’s Day. I thought I earned it that first year after a month of sleepless nights. Ha, I truly earned it this past year! We had a great day starting with donuts for breakfast, a visit to the peach festival and sushi takeout. It was pretty much perfect.

 

20 Things I Learned in my First 2 Years of Motherhood 

  1. I have more patience than I thought possible.
  2. Bodily functions of your children are totally normal discussion topics.
  3. It truly is a love unlike anything I’ve ever known.
  4. PBS is my best friend. Sesame Street, Super Whys and Thomas & Friends, I couldn’t get anything done without you.
  5. Motherhood is not sexy. I’m talking to you saggy boobs and squishy stomach.
  6. I thought I was tired before I had kids. Then I thought I was tired when I had one. Turns out it was nothing compared to what I feel today.
  7. Going to bed at 8pm on a Friday night is acceptable.
  8. Motherhood is hard. Physically, mentally and emotionally hard.
  9. It’s okay to love your children differently.
  10. We’re all doing the best we can to make the best decisions for our kids.
  11. Each child is different.
  12. Date night is important. Like really, really important.
  13. Two kids is more than double the work. It’s also more than double the fun.
  14. I will learn all the words to Thomas & Friends. And sing them as a goodnight lullaby.
  15. I’m not as good of a friend as I once was. I don’t always remember important dates and find time to get together way less than I’d like.
  16. You will get your life back. It will be different but better.
  17. Watching your daughter laugh at your son is priceless.
  18. You can go so many days between showers that you forget when you last had one.
  19. Shopping for kids clothes is almost as fun as shopping for myself. Almost, but not quite. Shopping for boy’s clothes is just as much fun as shopping for girl’s clothes.
  20. The days are long, but the years are short. It’s a cliche, but it’s 100% true.