If you haven't watched 'The Parent Rap' on YouTube, you're missing out.
The video, posted by bluefishtv, is absolutely hilarious--it's also incredibly accurate. If I would have watched this video before I came a mom I would have seen it through a different set of eyes. Now that I'm mom to an (eek!) almost four-year old, this video all makes perfect sense.
As a mom, I find myself doing things that never crossed my mind before--things I saw my own mom do when I was little and never imagined that would be me some day.
I bring this up now because it's almost St. Patrick's Day. My son started grasping the idea of holidays around this time last year. One memory that stands out in my mind is when I made him a special breakfast for the occasion. Here it is: pancakes and eggs in all its green glory!
Looks kinda gross, huh? But guess what--my son LOVED it. As a matter of fact, every time I made him scrambled eggs for the next six months he asked me to make them green. I know this is one silly little memory, but to me, 'the mom life' is a bunch of these silly little memories strung together. It's also absolutely wonderful.
When I first started working in news, my mom brought me a book called 'All Things at Once' by Mika Brzezinski. She's the co-host of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' program. I've never watched the show, but I sure did relate to her book. (Her husband also works in business, similar to Nick and I both working in TV.) Anyway, the book is about Brzezinski shuffling life as a mom, wife and anchor. She reflects on the difficulty--and rewards--of being 'all things at once.' That little saying stuck with me so I'd thought I would share. Maybe it will resonate with you, too.
Here's to you, moms! (and dads!)