My initial thoughts on motherhood
Motherhood has been a wild ride. I could never have imagined this journey in all its splendor and madness. So many thoughts and emotions come to mind. This particular entry will have nothing to do with the profound feelings or experiences of motherhood. I wanted to share something different. I wanted to share my 3 top funny mom moments. Get ready for a few laughs!
Sheldon playing in Azzaryha‘s poop
When my first daughter was born, I spent the first week as a mom caring for her alone. My husband came down with a terrible sinus infection and he was quarantined from the baby. It was a week! I was absolutely exhausted. I can’t tell you how happy I was when Sheldon, my husband. could finally offer some aid. One night, Azzaryha needed a diaper change and Sheldon jumped right up to change her. We slept with the television on, so we left the lights off. As I started to slip back into my sleep, I could hear Sheldon complaining that the diaper cream wouldn’t rub off his hands. After about 5 minutes, to say I was annoyed would be a massive understatement. I sat up and well… lost my cool. I jumped out of bed and threw on the lights. Imagine Sheldon’s chagrin when he realized he was essentially playing with poop! As a loving wife, I saw the look on his face and I was deeply moved… Moved to uncontrollable laughter. Tears streamed my face. I was wheezing and choking and could not stop laughing. To this day, it’s one of my most cherished memories. I’m sure my husband probably feels differently. *wink*
When my milk came in
I sat in the living room with my in-laws. They took turns passing around as we chatted. I was still pretty of out it and sore (I had a c-section and was taking narcotic medication). After sitting for a while, I noticed I felt cold and “sweaty”. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me. I just kept trying to soldier through the conversation and visit. *in-laws look very uncomfortable* In a horrifying moment, I realized what was happening… My milk had come in. Yep. I sat there for God knows how long with 2 very noticeable wet spots on my chest. Needless to say, the visit ended pretty abruptly. At least I can laugh now, right?
My mom meltdown in Walmart parking lot
I am definitely not proud of what happened this day, but I can honestly look back now and laugh. I imagine I was pretty hilarious to others who may have been watching. Azzaryha had been to the doctor. To tell the truth, I don’t remember if she was sick or if she had an appointment. What I do remember is it was my first time venturing out with Azzaryha and using the stroller by myself. She was pretty fussy that day and the night before wasn’t much better. Of course, that meant I didn’t sleep well.
After leaving the doctor’s office, I had to stop at Walmart, a place I hate deeply and get formula. To my surprise, I was able to get in and out with ease. I was so hoping to get home and catch a nap when she went to sleep. I walk to my car, load in the baby and turn my attention to the stroller. Before I go any further, you should know we had an Eddie Bauer stroller. It was like the Mercedes-Benz of strollers. I loved it! It wasn’t cheap. I won’t say how much it was, mostly out of shame, but it rivaled an average car payment. Now back to the story. As I prepared to load the stroller into my trunk, it dawned on me that I had never actually closed the stroller and I wasn’t sure how to do it. I tried everything. Pressed every lever and handle. Pressed what looked like buttons. Pushed and pulled in EVERY direction.
You know what happened next, right? Course you do! Azzaryha went ballistic!!! I was a bawling mess and absolutely flustered. I finally call my husband at work and poor thing, he didn’t know how to help me. He tried his best to explain the closing mechanism, but I was too worked up. Through clenched teeth and a few swear words, I told him in no uncertain terms I was leaving our brand new, overly expensive stroller in the parking lot and hung up.
“One last chance,” I whispered and *POP* it shuts! A sigh of relief and off I went. It was a long time before I used the stroller on my own.
Motherhood is a wild crazy roller coaster that never seems to end. Sometimes we need to focus on those really funny moments and be silly. Motherhood can be both profound and very comical.