(This week's prompt is inspired by the new movie Motherhood coming out this Friday. I can't wait to see it!)
As a mom, I have learned to expect the unexpected. For instance, I never expected...
to find both kids covered in magic marker, courtesy of three-year-old Abby (summer '07),
or to remove a slimy slug from my screaming daughter's hair just minutes after this picture was taken (fall '08),
or that my cereal bowls wouldn't be large enough to accommodate Noah's appetite - Rice Krispies anyone?
or to see Noah attempting to take his big sister for a stroll,
or to find Abby adding her special touch (aka Pet Shop figures) to the chocolate cake I just finished frosting...but it was her birthday,
or to hear giggles coming from the bathroom only to find my son in his birthday suit splashing around in the sink.
I've probably got a hundred more pictures just like these. :)
I never expected motherhood to be SO full of crazy unpredictable moments - never knowing quite what the day will bring or if I'll ever get a full night's sleep again. Still being a mom is the best thing I've ever done, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. So bring it on, kiddos! My camera is ready!