camera and film : you’d have to ask the lovely Yan Palmer, who took these photos of me & my girls
coffee: whatever coffee was served at brunch today
Hands down, being a mother is the hardest job I’ve ever had. I feel like a lot of people (read: men and people without children) nod their heads in agreement when the difficulties of motherhood are brought up in conversation, but they’re not buying it. Neither was I, before I had kids. Just some of the choice remarks I made about motherhood (pre-kids, of course):
“Is it really that hard to take a shower before 4pm?”
“What do you mean you forgot to brush your teeth?”
“Mark my words – I will NEVER wear one of those hideous wooden necklaces my kid makes for me.”
“Can’t you just shut your kid up???”
and so on
Motherhood has changed my life, no question. For starters I know how hard it is to take a shower or brush your teeth when you have a clingy, screaming newborn on your hands. I have my share of homemade “necklaces” that I wear with pride. And no, sometime you cannot just shut your kid up, you must leave Target right away, leaving behind a cart full of everything you needed for the week and you are pissed to leave it all behind because you NEED that stuff! If I had any idea how truly difficult it would be to parent a child, I just don’t know…
And yet for all the long days and power struggles and moments when I’m about to lose my mind, I can say without a doubt I would not be the person I am today. Imperfect, a little crazy, humbled, and incredibly grateful for all that I have today and all that I left behind to become a mother. The job is difficult, but it is so worth it.
Happy Mother’s Day!