When I am a mother, I hope …

Thursday, October 22, 2009
7 WEEKS, 4 DAYS PREGNANT

When I am a mother, I hope I relax more. Not relax in the day-at-the-spa way, but in the don’t-sweat-the-small-stuff way.

When I am a mother, I hope my top priority stops being my career — and I remember that my career is not going to give me hugs and kisses at the end of the day.
When I am a mother, I hope I start taking field trips to museums and parks and science centres. I want having a child to encourage me to never stop learning — so I can always answer their questions.
When I am a mother, I hope I can hold my temper … as much as possible.
When I am a mother, I hope I remember how scary I used to find The Things Under The Bed and The Monster in The Closet — and patiently check both every night at bedtime.
When I am a mother, I hope I do not fall apart when the house falls apart — and that I can tolerate going to bed with dishes undone, if it means getting extra sleep.
When I am a mother, I hope I can be grateful for the positives … and not obsess over the negatives.
When I am a mother, I hope I am the kind of mom who understands that butter has no place in a peanut-butter sandwich — and never insists “it’s too dry without butter” and slaps it on anyway.
When I am a mother, I hope I can rediscover the magic in the little things — in ice cream for dinner, and going to an amusement park, and finding candy in your coat pocket.
When I am a mother, I hope I do a good job.

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