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  1. Bobbie Perkins

    Motherhood made me a Grandmother that has not forgotten those baby days.
    Not my best years.

  2. Abby

    I think there are people who naturally skew sweet and those who skew sarcastic, honest, dark, etc. It all depends on your own experience, and also, as you pointed out, what stage of parenting you’re in. When you have surly teens, it’s probably easy to wax nostalgic about newborns. But like you, I’m not a huge fan of babies — and I HAVE one! At almost 12 mos. old, though, he’s SO much more enjoyable than when he was a newborn. I’ll be the first to admit I need regular breaks from my kids, and that while I’m away for those few hours or even a weekend (someday!) I won’t miss them at all!!

  3. Kirsten Branch

    I completely agree. Since I still am in those early days with itty bitty kids, the evolution is still painfully (for everyone) occurring on a daily basis. Some days I’m just downright petulant that it’s not all about me anymore. Sometimes I’m sad to say it can be hard to tell who exactly is having the temper tantrum. My first child will always have a special place in my heart because he’s along for the painful work of this crazy woman figuring out how to mother.

    And, I’ll tell you this. Before kids I was a manager of hundreds of people, and I know FOR SURE that I would have been a HELL of a better boss had I been a mother first!

  4. Pauline

    Nice…
    I love the way you tied it all together and here’s and “Amen Sister!”
    What did motherhood do for me? It showed me that no matter how crazy and unorganized my life was before having a child, I was wrong.
    And that no matter how crazy and unorganized it is now, I can survive. After all, motherhood made a man out of me the day I pushed a child out my hoo-ha and lived to tell about it.
    Lack of sleep, too much laundry, and a two-year-old sportin’ a teen-worthy ‘tude?
    Bring it!

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