Raggedy sneakers tracking in school playground sand on a daily basis, cleaning countless toothpaste spots off the bathroom mirror every couple of days, wiping up spilled drinks at the dinner table and untangling the knots in her necklace each time she wants to wear it. Holding your breath while transporting the smelly shin guards and soccer cleats, buying new ballet tights when the holes get too noticeable, and trying not to brag too much to others of the incredible accomplishments of your child. This is motherhood.
P&G commercial, motherhood is the best and hardest job in the world. While we keep our children under our immediate care for only about 1/4 of our life, it is something that changes us completely and prepares and affects them for their lives in ways that we honestly can not imagine. I want to always remember these years...the good and the bad. The easy and the hard. The most rewarding aspects and the heartbreaking ones. Like I have told so many new mothers lately...it sounds like such a cliche', but it goes by so fast. You will always be a mother to your children, but you only have these few years in their childhood to make the most difference in their lives. Experience it with them...and enjoy every aspect of it.
This is motherhood.