Those who know me, know I am a mom. And when I "signed up" to take on such a role... there were lots of things I wish I knew then that I know now.
I'm not talking about kissing boo-boos and making a fool of myself to cheer up the tot... I mean the hard stuff. Like, how to take the poor kid's pain away when the child has the stomach flu... They don't understand that they are sick and that drinking a gallon of water cause they are thirsty won't help.
That kinda stuff doesn't show up in manuals of any kind.
Or how when you get sick, sometimes, especially when someone else close to them has passed, they think you're going to die. Hell, that's tough stuff for even adults, let alone kids.
Or how when they have an accident cause they are sick, they think the world has collapsed. "You don't want me to have an accident, and I did, and I'm sorry, and it's gross, it's stinky, and ooooooohhhhhhhhhhh!" They aren't in the least bit of trouble, but convincing them of that is just about impossible.
But that's why I'm up late, writing a blog post in between runs to check on the tot and clean up. Because I care about my tot and sleep, well.... sleep is overrated.