So I just read this article in a parenting magazine (which I am getting really tired of lately, but that is a topic for another day. . .). It was about amazing things that mothers are able to do for their children. For example: while a woman is pregnant her sense of smell becomes incredibly sensitive to keep her away from spoiled food. It also mentioned the ability of a woman to cup her hand in front of her child's mouth in order to catch vomit and prevent it from getting all over the place. I would like to add a few of my own:
-The ability to stand the sight of blood and open wounds without flinching. But only the wounds of my own children. Promptly followed by blocking all those images from my mind and deleting them. Because the later time is when the gagging starts.
-The ability to hold your child down while being given stitches--made even worse by the fact that the ER doctor failed to give your child enough anesthetic and she is able to feel everything.
-The ability to carry/drag up to three children and run in order to save them from a rouge wave that would undoubtedly carry them out to sea.
-The ability to jump in the kiddie pool and pull your child out of the water before the lifeguard, who is sitting 3 feet closer, even has time to react.
-The ability to know that it is indeed your child who is crying and whether or not they are hurt or just upset.
-The ability to carry 2 children, barefoot, through broken glass.
Isn't it amazing what motherhood does to you?