We are all familiar with the expression “give and take”. Well, we have heard it before but if your a Mother, the “and take” portion of the equation doesn’t seem to exist.
If you’re the type of person that takes the nucleus out of the center of a shared plate of cheesy nachos, odds are you have no children. Figuratively speaking, Mothers will pick at the broken pieces surrounding the outside of the nacho plate, collecting mere crumbs. As long as our kids are getting the hearty bites, we are happy.
Giving and motherhood go hand in hand. We give 100+% of ourselves to our children 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. “Full time” does not nearly express the true amount of hours put in to the most difficult job as a Mom.
Would we want it any other way? Nope. Give and give… and then give some more. That’s what makes us who we are.
Let’s revisit the “and take”. We may not have someone cooking our meals for us, laying out our clothes, wiping our noses, scratching our backs, or drawing our bubble baths BUT we have our children. What better form of “give” is there than the gift of having your children and rocking this motherhood position.
Like most of the blurbs in Blogs for Stressed Mother’s, it is important to focus on the affect YOU are having on the world around you. It may feel as though you are constantly giving and getting little in return but in fact, that’s not true at all. You’re natural instinct toward generosity is creating compassionate adults for the next generation.
So, keep giving and make it a point to consciously acknowledge what is coming back around to you.