Thursday, April 21, 2011

Motherhood is...

Motherhood is: Part 3
Messy

Have you fished poop out of a tub?
Have you found bits of chewed chicken in the cracks of your couch?
Have you unknowingly walked around for an entire afternoon with spit up dried down your back?
Are disposable wipes your best friend?
Can a bib always be found in your purse.

then you must be a mother

child raising is a messy venture
but bodily fluids and disintegrating food are easy in the grand scheme of things
there will come a day when the mess transforms
 from the physical to the spiritual or emotional:
broken hearts,
hurt feelings
insecurity
jealousy
true, gut wrenching loss or remorse
big life questions

i'll probably look back to the days
when my biggest stress was a single floating turd
simple
easy
but messy nonetheless



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