I don’t think I could’ve written this one without experience. 🙂
Day 17 of the challenge comes from Maxie Steer: Take the phrase “How to (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write your poem.
“How To Be A Mother”
Say goodbye to sleep
Erase those Friday nights
Put away the skinny jeans
Get up at first light
Trade your heels for flats
Have baby wipes at hand
Turn your coupe into a van
Carry a bigger purse around
Develop selective hearing
Be late everywhere you go
No more spontaneous trips
Use Netflix for all your shows
Start your own blog
Unload all that stress
Search through the blogosphere
To make sense of your mess
Realize you’re not alone
There are others in your boat too
Learn from your (and their) mistakes
And find the purpose for “you”
See motherhood in a whole new light
Change the direction you’re heading
Make room for others in your life
Cheer up and start living
Stop whining for what you’ve lost
You’ve gained so much more
Join the laughter of your children
Leave your baggage at the door
Share in the innocence of young hearts
Learn to see wonder in simple things
Be thankful for each moment lived
Be grateful for everything
Always carry a song
Give lots of hugs and kisses
Be ready to wipe some teardrops
And DO keep your promises!
6 thoughts on “How To Be A Mother”
I’m sorry, I just can’t relate to this AT ALL…lol! I LOOOVE this stanza: Stop whining for what you’ve lost/ You’ve gained so much more/ Join the laughter of your children/ Leave your baggage at the door.
Heehee Thanks Christine. I think I need to repeat that stanza to myself several times a day. 😉
So great!! absolutely love this one!
I loooooooooove this. You completely encompass what it’s all about.
I especially love the line, “Leave your baggage at the door.”
This should be in a parenting book. So great!
Parenting book, eh? When you publish your first, let me know so you can include this one. 😀