21 min

168: In the Trenches of Motherhood Connexions

    • Education

I'm the mother of six children, I have been in the trenches for twenty years and I am just beginning to peek my head up and I can see the dust is beginning to settle.
I'm starting to see the sun for the first time and my energy is beginning to be restored to me.
I'm a personal witness to you that the work and great sacrifice involved with nurturing and raising children is very much worth it.
So when I was in the middle of having lots of littles and none of them were tying their shoes and most of them were in diapers. I wrote my own obituary.
"Ruby Franke, cause of death unknown, detectives searched for clues amid piles of dress-ups, picture books, bath toys and an astonishing number of legos and empty Oreo packages.
Medical personnel speculate toxic diaper fumes or suffocation by laundry, others believe her wallet grew so tight it literally strangled her. She has survived by her husband Kevin, who is himself, barely keeping his head above water. Warning to readers, ambushes of children may be dangerous to your health."
Now I share this writing with the motive to relate to other mothers who are also in the trenches. A spoon-full of humor can help the reality go down. I want to be clear, I want to point out how much "victim" I was in when I wrote this piece of satire. I was feeling sorry for myself and I felt that I was the target of half-a-dozen hoodlums. The Truth is, the rewards of motherhood are directly correlated to the amount of sacrifice required.

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I'm the mother of six children, I have been in the trenches for twenty years and I am just beginning to peek my head up and I can see the dust is beginning to settle.
I'm starting to see the sun for the first time and my energy is beginning to be restored to me.
I'm a personal witness to you that the work and great sacrifice involved with nurturing and raising children is very much worth it.
So when I was in the middle of having lots of littles and none of them were tying their shoes and most of them were in diapers. I wrote my own obituary.
"Ruby Franke, cause of death unknown, detectives searched for clues amid piles of dress-ups, picture books, bath toys and an astonishing number of legos and empty Oreo packages.
Medical personnel speculate toxic diaper fumes or suffocation by laundry, others believe her wallet grew so tight it literally strangled her. She has survived by her husband Kevin, who is himself, barely keeping his head above water. Warning to readers, ambushes of children may be dangerous to your health."
Now I share this writing with the motive to relate to other mothers who are also in the trenches. A spoon-full of humor can help the reality go down. I want to be clear, I want to point out how much "victim" I was in when I wrote this piece of satire. I was feeling sorry for myself and I felt that I was the target of half-a-dozen hoodlums. The Truth is, the rewards of motherhood are directly correlated to the amount of sacrifice required.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

21 min

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