Here’s how it’s going to work:
Five Mom Things:
love #1 The physicality of it- the snuggly intensity of connection that is still a pretty big deal for my clingy girl. I loved nursing, I love cosleeping, and I love the way she'll hold my face in two sturdy if impossibly tiny hands and kiss me. I'm a touchy person and the hold-me-every-minute thing is usually cool with me.
love #2 The primal, human normalcy of motherhood- as if I belong to a vast club that I never (for whatever reason) thought I'd join. I love how, simultaneous, my child is a precious singularity and is most rare and amazing.
love #3 The strength I've dug up from deeper-than-myself. Mothering without my own mama, birthing hard from a zarked-up, scarred body with minimal drugs, powering through nursing challenges- all these have reminded me of my power.
love #4 Watching Molly's creativity unfold like some tricky origami that's impossible complex and continually opening.
not-so-much-love #5 Alone time must be scheduled, arranged, purposeful, planned. I have to fight for every quiet moment. I didn't realize until a couple of years into marriage and toddlerhood that I turn into a strung-out zombie of aa person if I don't feed my b uzzy, hyper brain with quiet reflection.
Tags: Brooke of Urban Earth Mama, Thordora of Spin Me I Pulsate, Alexis of This Wabi Sabi Life, Sarah of "And the Goon Squad" fame, Leanne The Clever Mom.