4.17.2007

Real Moms

My most favoritest blogger and friend was tagged for the Real Moms meme. I'm tagging myself because 1. I can never pass up a good meme and 2. I have writer's block!


1. Only a real mom could love her children so much that she puts their needs before her own. She voluntarily gives them up for adoption on one condition: they all stay together as a family.

2. A real mom loves her children from the moment she hears their names over the phone! She feels a peace and knows that God is giving her a huge responsibility and happily accepts the challenge with arms wide open!

3. A real mom buys the most expensive costumes (Alice in Wonderland & Cinderella) for their very first Halloween together. She then allows the girls to eat as much candy as their little hearts desire! What a cool new mom they have! The first time cool new mom spends her entire night catching vomit in empty Halloween buckets and apologizing profusely to Alice and Cinderella. A real mom learns her lesson!

4. A real mom proudly displays her vase full of dandelions!

5. A real mom doesn't put on blush before leaving the house. She will undoubtedly turn a pretty shade of red when her daughter screams over and over, "Mom. Mom! Look at that really, really FAT woman!" She bends down to tell her daughter she shouldn't be so rude to people when the little girl says with a now quiet innocent voice, "Isn't her dress beautiful? Will you ask her where she got it because I want one just like it?". Sigh!

6. A real mom goes hungry. She quickly learns that anytime she goes for a banana or craves a bowl of cinnamon Life cereal that 10 times out of 10 there will be none left!

7. A real mom learns to choose her battles wisely. Is it a really big deal if they want to wear cowboy boots with red sweat pants and a white dress shirt while carrying their light saber in one hand and a fruit roll up in the other to church? I think not!

8. A real mom knows that most children to not like chores so she works along side of them helping them and having one on one time while accomplishing a task or two.

9. A real mom listens with her heart. Always.

10. A real mom sets the example by apologizing and asking for forgiveness when she messes up. Which in my case has been quite often.

11. A real mom offers advice and wisdom and prays hard that they make the right decision.

12. A real mom doesn't say, "I told you so." if they make the wrong choice.

13. A real mom has broad shoulders to cry on and water proof sleeves.

14. A real mom is her child's biggest cheerleader~even when they sit on the bench the entire game!

15. A real mom gets a huge lump in her throat and tears in her eyes every time she thinks of her three blessings from God.

Ladies, even if you are not a mother yet, please do this meme. My list could go on and on because 1. I'm a big mouth and 2. Your child(ren) will be the biggest blessing you will ever recieve! Please let me know if you decide to do this.

8 comments:

Christine said...

I love your answers Amy.
Especially #6 and #13,14,and #15.
I can't count how many times I've gone to get cereal and it's all gone!LOL!
~Christine
www.arewethereyetmom.com

Ingrid said...

wowwww! this is very touching!!! i didn't imagine the many things a mom can do. they're all so true, i never regretted becoming a mom! it's the most fulfilling thing in the world. only a mom knows what unconditional love is all about. thanks for reminding me about all that. great post!

Fiddledeedee (It Coulda' Been Worse) said...

That was BEAUTIFULLY done. You are such an awesome mom, and I'm serious. You're children will one day know how very blessed they are to have you. If they don't know it already, that is.

Hey, thank you for the website address. I'm really going to check it out!

mike said...

I know what you mean. My wife keeps a vase full of weeds that my 4-year old picked up from the backyard.


Mike
http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com/

Michelle said...

I loved this list you came up with! Couldn't have said it better myself. Your last one made me teary-eyed!

Kailani said...

I totally agree with your list. In fact, I just encountered #6 today. And people wonder why I'm losing weight. hee hee

Kailani
An Island Life

Carol said...

Sounds to me like a real mom has a lot of wisdom and a heart for the Lord!

Heart of Rachel said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful insights.

I appreciate my mom more when I became a mother myself. I realized how much she loves me and the sacrifices she made for my sake. I just hope I could be a good mother like her to my own son.