My husband took a picture of me the other day that I feel really sums up the stage of Motherhood that I’m in right now. The stage when your children are so attached to you that even peeing by yourself is a sin in their eyes. The picture, however unconventional, has quickly become one of my favorites because it’s honest…and I think it’s funny.
So, this is me. Yes, I’m sitting on the toilet. Yes, my shape wear is around my knees. The tan, uncomfortable shape wear that we all wear and wish would magically make it look like we never had kids. The kind we feel does nothing but outside of the lense clouded by self doubt actually does smooth out our bellies. Yes, that is my tacky sweater because it’s Christmas so why the hell not? Yes, those are my twins. Moments before, they’d been actively trying to shove me off of the toilet because apparently I’m no longer allowed to pee. It doesn’t fit into their plan. Yes, five of us were in the bathroom at once. The twins screaming their heads off until I held them and my husband and mother in law trying desperately to get them out of there without a colossal meltdown so I could use the bathroom in peace.
I’m sure someday I’ll miss them wanting to spend time with me. For now I’m trying to stay patient and see the humor in it. For all you Mommies out there who’d love to pee by yourselves, you are not alone. I’m right here with you.