Found this poem sometime back. Even though I do not have two on the ground, I still identified with it. When I became a parent, I realized that there is this whole club of 'parents' out there.
In B.C. times (before children), I could imagine what it was like or going to be like to have children and be a parent. But one really doesn't know until they are... I don't care HOW much you baby-sat or take care of your nieces, nephews and the like... it's a 'whole-nuther ballgame' having your own children.
Which brings me to a quote by Sophia Loren... it is so true:
When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
Enjoy the knowing smile this may bring....
A Mother's Prayer:
I pray my sanity to keep.
For if some peace I do not find,
I'm pretty sure I'll lose my mind.
Far from the daily family riot.
May I lie back--not have to think
about what they're stuffing down the sink,
or who they're with, or where they're at
and what they're doing to the cat.
(did something just fall off a shelf?)
To cuddle in my nice, soft bed
(Oh no, another goldfish--dead!)
(Did I just hear a window break?)
And that I need not cook or clean--
(well heck, I've got the right to dream).
I pray my wits about me keep,
But as I look around I know--
I must have lost them long ago!