I was recently sent the movie, “Motherhood” which stars Uma Thurman and after reviewing it I couldn’t help but recommend it to all my neighbors. To me this was a funny view of being a mom, but it had a lot of reality to it as well. I mean how many of us (moms or dads) have had those big dreams that we just put off to the side while raising the kids? Now we dont’ do this intentionally but it happens. Right? (you can read more about my review of Motherhood here) This is called being a parent.
I won’t lie, it isn’t always easy being a mom but it isn’t always horrible either. I mean no one likes to get spit up on, waking up in the middle of the night because Sally just got sick all over her bed, the hall and just now on you, or going through the horrible terrible twos. But we all love to see our children grow, tie their shoes for the first time, learn to walk, go to school, learn to read, or even hear the words, “I love you.” There are times when you will want to reach out and hug your child, snuggle all day, shout something they’ve done so you can share it with the world and then there are those times you wish you could just drop them off at the sitter because they are pulling your hair out. The truth is it isn’t what “motherhood” is but what parenthood is. You can live carefree or even careless before having a child but it seems from the moment that little stick says, “You’re Pregnant” or you get a call that your adoption has went through, something changes, it doesn’t always happen immediately but it does happen.
Somehow, once your child is born, you wake up one morning and you realize this little person looks up to you and you have to take care of them. Teach them all the good from the bad and hope that you’ve teached them enough because they were given to you, born to you and somehow you just have to do the very best. There are times when you will wish they could grow up a little faster, but then when it happens you are wishing they were smaller, that you could just push a pause button and have everything stop. So while all this is happening, yes sometimes things that you once held dear in your heart may have been pushed to a back burner. Why? Because you love that little guy/gal in front of you, and you just don’t seem to care about anything else. Being a parent means the world to you, even on the bad days. To me, this is what Motherhood/parenthood is all about, the good, the bad and the ugly and yes, you will put things off, but in the end it’ll all be worth the ride.
What does parenthood mean to you? Have you forgot something that you once loved since you have had a child? Is it worth it? (I say yes) By the way for those that would like to watch “Motherhood” you can enter at one of the following places online to win or buy the dvd: