Monday, May 1, 2017

Epic Mom

It's easy to think I can't do this geriatric mothering thing. That it's too hard. That I'm too old. That it's asking an awful lot to embrace all of this when Jack should be graduating this month and our nest would be empty in 2 years. I see much younger moms wrangling toddlers and I think, "Thank God that's not me!" before realizing, "Oh, but it is."

Even though I did not miss the baby/toddler/little kid stage-- one bit, I'm  enjoying it more than I thought I would. Before, because I always kind of wanted another child, I never knew if I was doing something for the LAST TIME. I'm pretty sure that when I do things with Andrew, it is for the last time (Please, God, please!) so I'm able to appreciate them a little more.

I'm surviving. But every once and a while I'll realize I'm not JUST surviving, I'm doing this thing like a BOSS!

Like when I was out with Andrew and he needed a diaper change. I threw open the tailgate of my car, placed the wriggling, almost 25 lb behemoth on his back, pinned him down, and made him smile with a love that was heart-melting, all while whisking away an epic diaper filled with last night's Chipotle.

I am Old Mommy, hear me ROAR!

And quack like a duck.

And moo.

And make silent fish noises, of course.



6 comments:

Katie Asplund said...

Oh my gosh, did I need to read this. I am 45, 17 weeks pregnant and in an ever changing state of being thrilled, nervous, happy, exhausted and terrified. Thank you for the new motto!

Cindy P said...

You are an amazing "Epic Mom". How could you not be with that little birdie on your shoulder cheering you on? Sweet Anna you are an inspiration to us all.

Pam Priester said...

Oh my goodness....what an amazing post!!! You have been looking absolutely RADIANT in person and in photos. Seriously. I've thought it several times. You are ROCKING this stage of life. Pretty remarkable to witness. Will never forget the day you whispered in our hug "I'm pregnant!" after church. Still gives me chills. What a glorious God!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Oh, how I love this!

www.robinbotie.com said...

LOVE!

kimmyQL said...

I have another: If your child is throwing a tantrum, act like you are the VERY young grandma and blame your "daughter-in-law" for her awful parenting skills