Isn’t it funny when a group of mom’s are together and talking about who has girl’s and who has boys, that each side seems to think that raising one gender over the other is tougher than the other. I have been on both sides of the conversation, and I always walk away laughing.
Raising children is a hilarious mixture of raising responsible, mature, Christ-like people, and being cool while doing it.
I am not the coolest mom on the block. By any means. But, it sure is fun pretending that I know what I am doing sometimes.
I can spot a girl mom from across the Target Parking lot. (and boy mom’s alike). But, really with 7 daughter’s I find it fun to identify with the rest of you out there that are juggling hormones, emotions, hair-style’s, shoes, cheers, ballet moves or the seasonal colored purse with your growing girls.
We are a sisterhood. And here are the tell-tale signs that you are a girl mom.
(Being cool is over-rated)
- Your girls help pick out your clothes in the store
- Your bathroom sink is covered in a film of hairspray every morning
- Every brush in your home needs to be cleaned out a few times a week
- ( and this includes the tub drain as well)
- You have decided to take out stock in a few personal product companies, as it would save you money after 20 some years
- Chocolate is always in your grocery cart (and it is not always for you)
- Your bed never appears to made or tidy, because there is always a daughter that has been sitting on the edge talking to you about her day
- Your vehicle has bobby pins, hair clips and barbie shoes that almost always end up in the shop vac at the Car Wash
- Your make-up begins to disappear ( someone is borrowing it)
- Your top Pinterest boards are on hairstyle’s
- Your ring-tone and screen saver has been set up by your daughter
- You are limping because your daughter asked you to help them with their new exercise moves. Bad idea
- You are at the gym, and your IPOD begins playing all of the latest songs. How did you get so hip?
- Your latest conflict in your home was about clothing, showers, phones or sleeping in.
- Any trip into public becomes an opportunity to discuss modesty, manners and the opposite sex.
- Your home is in a constant rotation of emotions
- Your little girl has more clothing to fold out of the dryer than you do
- You have banned singing “Let it Go,” from your home.
- Your sunglasses are bent and crooked. You are so kind to share.
- Nail polish. Need I say more?
- Chic-Flicks. The end.
- I always run into you in the hair product aisle at the store
- Your yoga pants are missing. They stretch. It happens.
- Your happy, time-to-rise tone early is never happy enough
- Your Starbuck’s addiction is now costing you a little more each year
- You spend more time on French braids than you do combing your own hair in the morning
I recognize you. And in twenty years, we will look back on all of these memorable traits, and thank the Lord for the daughter’s we were gifted to raise.
And being cool? There just isn’t an easy way to tell you this. No matter how hard we try, or think we are in the groove, they will always be a step ahead of us in this department. (at least I let them believe so.)
You’re the best mom! With a daughter (or more) to raise, the day will arrive when all of the tell tale signs of being a girl mom are wrapped in a pretty package and walking down the aisle, and you pray that it was all enough.
And the conversations about boys or girls being harder?
It is all perspective. We do not choose our gifts. We choose to see them that way.
Fist pump ( or is it fist bump?),, Girl Mom! We stick together.