Hey everyone! I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be partnering with Mary Beth at New Life Steward as your “(in)Motherhood” team! I’m probably going to use entirely too many exclamation points in this blog post, so y’all will have to show this mama a little grace. This opportunity from the (in)courage team to be an (in)courager to new (and expecting!) moms is an answer to prayer, so I’m … well… excited 😀
About our group:
Between piles of dirty clothes, diapers, toys, carseats, feedings, sleepless nights, child care options, trying to maintain a home and work (in some form or another) – we get “new moms!” We are blessed to feel called to encourage you! We’re going to keep it real as we share honestly about the highs and lows of motherhood, where God has called us to be, and how we are drawn to our knees daily to lift up our families – because the only perfect parent is our Father. We aren’t experts, but we’ve been there – we ARE there, and we pray that we would be (in)couragers to new (and expectant!) moms as you walk through this season. We’re already praying for you & focusing on Joshua 1:9 as our theme verse!
We’re so excited to have you join our (in)Motherhood blog link up! Here’s the schedule if you’d like to plan ahead:
10/9: Introduce yourself
10/23: A Letter to your child(ren)
11/6: Embarrassing stories from motherhood
11/20: Unexpected moments in parenting
12/4: Keeping it Real/A Day in the Life
The rules are simple: Let’s be honest…most of motherhood is the exact opposite of glamorous. Maybe your kiddos (or grandkids, or nieces/nephews) are old enough to talk and you have a “kids say the darndest things” moment to share. Or maybe they’re like mine – small, but fierce and … loud…. Tell us – in love & good taste – your “embarrassing” stories from motherhood.
Then come back here and submit the permalink to your actual post (not your blog!) below! Be sure to take a few minutes and visit a few of the other ladies in the group too! Everyone loves a comment!
Christmas Tree Adventure 2011
I was trying to think of an embarrassing story to share. Because my little is only 1, she hasn’t really said any of the cute/funny/embarrassing things I know we have to look forward to in the future. So really our embarrassing stories are not things she has done, but parenting fails. Like the time we found poop on the wall of her nursery. And it didn’t happen that day. Or the day before. Ahem.
Or the night I decided to give her a bath on my own, neglecting to realize that naked kidlet + running water = fountain of pee at my feet.
The story I settled on happened last year, the day after Thanksgiving. It is tradition in our home, because I get very excited about Christmas, to go out on Black Friday not to shop, but to cut down our Christmas tree. We recently started purchasing a live tree – the smell…oh the yummy smell! – so we bundled up the family to head out to the tree farm. Madi was only 2 weeks old at this point, so we snuggled her up in her carrier and I figured she’d be just fine for the short car ride. Oh she was. She was even ok to be in the carrier I wore as we waited for the wagon to take us to the trees. She was wonderful as we wandered through the rows of trees to find & cut down THE perfect Christmas tree.
Actually, she was fine the whole time.
Happily cozy and warm and asleep as I carried her in her sling.
And then I realized I too was cozy…and warm…..and had been peed on. And we still had to put our tree on the wagon, ride the wagon back to the car, pay for the tree, get the tree back to our house and…mother of the year…I had no change of clothes for the kiddo. And it was November. And she was covered in pee. So we did a quick diaper change in the backseat of the car, blasted the heater, covered her in blankets and pretended that it never happened.
It’s not an embarrassing story for her (yet. just wait until she starts dating. “remember the time you peed on mom when we went to get a Christmas tree?”)….but it was certainly one of those less-than-glamorous moments for me! Welcome to motherhood 🙂