Spiritual Gangster #motherhood
When I was pregnant all I kept hearing from people is how I should sleep while I can, how I must get this fancy stroller or the bottle warmer or that nursing bra or some other crap I never used or needed.
No one ever mentioned that I should MAYBE start working on my meditation skills . And by meditation I mean to zone out and go to my happy place while my child screams his head off because his toy car doesn't fit in his sock but wont let me explain or show him how to get it in (don't ask.. it was a thing for like a month in our house) or when my sweet 3.5 YO decides to throw a tantrum because his banana has a brown spot on it.
I had to learn the hard way and still do. Like this morning for instance I had to chase Ben (2 YO) for 10 min to get him to take his cold medicine, and when I finally caught him and locked him into the position where he doesn't have a choice but to take it, he opened his mouth but locked his teeth together so the medicine just poured all over his clothes, my clothes, the floor and into his hair (h#$dghn^%#$fng&%$^&). Obviously we were on our way out to daycare so the timing was as perfect as it gets.
MEDITATE. VISUALIZE and RELEASE I kept telling myself while whispering fuck my life under my breath.
Im sure for some keeping calm comes easier then to others (like myself) and I always wonder if you get more patient with age or does it only get worse? Time will tell.
For now...these are my words of wisdom,
If you're expecting, trying or even thinking about kids, please start meditating and become a spiritual gangster! If you are already a mom/superwoman, practice deep breaths and make sure to whisper when you swear.