Before kids, I thought I knew about children.
Before kids, I thought I knew how to raise them.
Before kids, I thought I didn't get enough sleep.
Before kids, I never knew how much my heart could grow.
Before kids, I didn't think I could touch other peoples poop, boogers, or ooey, gooey faces. (and find joy in doing it)
Before kids I didn't think kid's meal prices were "outrageous".
Before kids, I thought they needed a lot of "things" to have a good, fun life.
Before kids, I don't think I ever helped out a mom that was struggling. (Besides maybe a relative)
Before kids, I don't think I ever let a mom go in front of me at the store.
Before kids, I didn't understand how you could love someone soooo much!
Before kids, I didn't know which stores have automatic doors.
Before kids, I don't think I laughed or cried as much.
Before kids, I thought I was a pretty giving person.
I know now that kids don't need much. Love goes a long way.
I know now that kids are pretty simple really.
I know that kids want their parents around for the most part.
I know that sometimes moms need an extra hand, because they aren't superman.
I know that when I am out and about, and I see a mom, or dad needed help, I try to do what I can. (Especially if I am sans children)
I hope that when I travel today, by myself, I will be more aware of those with kids and let them go first.
I hope that I can be more conscious of those moms with children in tow that are by themselves.
I hope that my kids miss their momma.
I know that their momma will miss them.