Thursday, December 22, 2011

Writer's Workshop - You Know You're a Mother When . .

I hate barf.

I really, truly hate vomit and vomiting. I can count on one hand how many times I've actually throw up in my lifetime. Even during pregnancy, when I was nauseated all 9 months, I only vomited once.

I have almost total control over my vomiting reflex. And I expect everyone around me to control their vomiting as well.

That is until I became a mother.

I truly knew I was a mother when I held my 3 year-old daughter in my arms and said, "It's OK to throw up on me. Better out than in."

Never in my life prior to having a child would I have uttered, or even thought it possible to utter, those words.

You know you're a mother when your child vomits on you and you're so concerned about your child that you don't even notice, or care, about the barf.

Mama’s Losin’ It


  1. What an appropriate blog entry for me, seeing as I was up since 3am this morning w/ a 6yo daughter throwing up every 30 mins... then the liquid poo followed. THEN, when she ran out of toilet paper, she tried to change the roll herself while sitting on the pot and... wait for it... dropped the metal toilet paper holder IN the toilet full of liquid poo. Good times rubber glovin' it out of that! THAT is when you know you're a mother. (BTW, I hope you never have to experience that--vomit is bad enough). :)

  2. true....the barf isn't so gross, but my goodness if they feel bad or sick, I get so worried. Tough job being a mom!