March 25, 2008

Things I never thought I'd do that seem natural now

This morning as I picked dry boogers out of Isaiah's nose (yes, I know, it's gross), I realized there are a few things in my life that I do that don't seem that odd to me since becoming a mother, but 5 years ago they would have. Like the booger thing. Five years ago, I couldn't imagine that I would ever have a reason to pick someone's nose. But, on a fairly regular basis, I clean Isaiah's nose with my fingernail, wipe it on my pants until I get to a wipe and a sink. Over the last week, I've also pulled big ones off Jacob and Clara, so it wouldn't end up on me later on. Nasty, yes, but I'll admit that it gets done. Another thing: my breast pump. I didn't even know these things existed before nursing school. But everyday, I plug in my electric breast pump, put the milking device on my breasts, turn it on and express milk just like a cow. Except I don't think the cow willingly gets milked or is worried about putting the expressed milk in bags to freeze. But it's done nonetheless. And even breastfeeding itself . I never thought I'd lift my shirt, unharness one of the "ladies" and put it in someones mouth to feed them without a second thought. This is something I do in the presence of anyone, albeit discreetly. And I've even done it in a restaurant. With all three kids, they'd start rooting around and I'd promptly feed them and they are content. There are other little things I'm sure, like slobbery cookie kisses, but you get my point. Don't get me wrong. I don't mind doing these things. I guess motherhood has turned me into a nose-pickin', butt wiping, boob-pumping woman, and that's okay. Ah, isn't being a mom glamorous?! (Sorry about the crude descriptions)


AwkwardMoments said...

interesting perspective

Anonymous said...

my 16mo old grabs my boobs regularly now in an attempt to help me "squeeze them" like i do while nursing to help my let down.

also...the dried boogers in the baby's nose drives me NUTS!