(Now: if you are or were a follower, that is 100% fine and please don't bail on me quite yet.)
It's just that those books lost me when they talked about how once or twice during nine months of pregnancy, an expectant mom could "splurge" and have a scoop of frozen yogurt with a drizzle of fat-free chocolate syrup. Splurge. Because, hello, I was the kind of mom-under-construction who was having two scoops of premium triple-chocolate with full-on hot fudge sauce at least once a week, thank you very much.
No, I was really looking for a different kind of parenting book. What to Expect When You're Expecting Something That Will Change Your Life Forever and Turn You Into an Utterly Different Human Being, maybe?
Which would actually be a very short book, because no one can tell a new mom-to-be what motherhood will be like. And even if they tried, that mom-in-waiting wouldn't believe it.
Maybe it's because my oldest is getting ready for her senior year and I'm feeling all nostalgic and sappy and introspective, but I realized the other day that there was a lot I didn't know in my Days B.C. (Before Children).
I've got items 1-10 of that lot up on Her View From Home today. Honestly, it would make my week (at least) if you'd head over and check them out. And while you're there, will you tell me what you've realized you didn't know before you became a mom? Please don't leave me alone in my confessions of ignorance here. Thanks, mama.
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