Thursday, January 13, 2011

Oober Legit Post

I just wanted to say that.

Anywho!

So after taking a bloggy sabbatical for, well, a really long time, I'm catching up on the cyber world. Lemme tell ya - high, concentrated doses of bloggy reading does things to you.

I've come to the following conclusions:

Apparently I need an "about me" and "best of" page
Apparently I need to renovate something in my house
Apparently I need to take more pictures of my outfits
Apparently I need to take more pictures of everything I eat
Apparently I need to take more pictures
Apparently I need to put more buttons on my blog
Apparently I need to join Twitter

Apparently.

But more than anything, I was struck with the "oh, gosh, I love my sweetperfectcutestbabyonearth because he's just AMAZING" trend. Because he slept through the night from the minute he left the uterus, because she was perfect on the plane from LA to New York, because he smiles and coos at appropriate times, because she could do compound math before her first tooth arrived.

The skeptic in me laughs until unattractive noises spew out of me.

Do these parents really think that you can possibly love your baby BECAUSE OF anything? What if your baby had the ability to shoot yellow poo up to distances of three feet every time you changed his diaper? What if the mere sight of a car seat left your baby struggling and kicking and wailing until your heart wanted to break? What if your baby screamed at bat frequencies every time you set him down? What if you had a baby that only napped in twenty minute intervals?

Not that MY children fit any of those qualifications ....


I promise you that you would still love your baby - of course you would. I do.

So I want to say to these moms - I'm so glad you have such a sweetperfectcutestbabyonearth. You are lucky. You are blessed. But you do not love your child because of their perfection.

You love your child because you are their mother.

17 comments:

Kristen said...

I love the new pics on your sidebar, so cute!!!

Yeah, those moms that think their baby is perfect... just wait until they turn 2.

Sweating in the endless heat said...

THANK YOU!!! BTW, you newest little man....yeah, I wanted to eat him up Sunday...he is ABSOLUTELY delicious:-) We need to get together again....SOON:-)

Happy Mom said...

That was a breath of fresh mothering air!

Hilary said...

Both of my daughters slept in 20 minute increments for the first 11 months of their lives. Somehow though, I fell madly in love with them from the get-go and haven't sold them to the circus yet! :-)

And my six month old son has taken to waking up every ONE to TWO hours at night, just to say 'hi', and yet I love him just as much as if he slept a 12 hour stretch. Well . . . maybe not as much at 4AM when I've been woken up for the fourth time that night . . . but my the dawn's early light, I'm no longer cursing under my breath and he is my whole world . . .

Erin said...

Do you have access to my private family blog? Because I posted a picture of yellow poo spewing three feet while changing Kaitlyn ON MY BED. Oh yes I did. I wondered how you knew about that.

Hel said...

Oh you so definitely need to renovate every part of your house. ;)

And I have a firm belief that we are given children that HF knows we can handle. So I look at all those "difficult" children and immediately think that Heavenly Father must think VERY highly of their parents. (He's been thinking highly of me, just this week...)

Lara said...

You tell 'em girl! I love my kids because they are mine. :)

HeatherKitts said...

::just died laughing:: Hahahaha, bat frequencies, shooting poo? Well, that must be only YOUR kids...MY daughter would never...BAH!!! Hahahaha!

Sarah said...

My children are totally perfect, I don't know what you are talking about!

Part of the charm of children is their complete lack of social awareness when it comes to things like this. More often than not while we're embarrassed, they're saying "LOOK MOM! I JUST SHOT POO!" Being a mom is great, even on the less than perfect days!

MommyJ said...

Amen, and amen. And amen again.

Kimberly said...

Well said! I'd kind of like to anonymously send a link to this blog post to a few peeps I know... =P

Caroline said...

Amen!

Morgan -Ing said...

Nope. If my children weren't perfect, I wouldn't love them. I'd give them away. In fact, I'd give them to YOU to love.

Julia said...

wow, we must follow some of the same blogs! thanks for that post, it was refreshing.

Melanie Jacobson said...

Amen.

Danya said...

I feel like the "cosmic purpose" for my (much) harder child was for me to understand my husband better.

Harmony said...

OH, girl, how I've missed you! I just love how you say things. You've got me chuckling, and saying "mmmmm" and "yeah" every other word. Jared's all.... what are you reading? I say "Becky's blog" and he's like, "right. of course."

Don't you love how I totally sounded like a teenager when I wrote that last sentence (and this one)? It's cuz I love my sweetperfectcutestbabyonearth.