Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I swore I'd never...

I swore I'd never get married young like my mom. So, I got married at 20 1/2 instead of 19.

I swore I'd never be a stay-at-home mom. It looked so boring. I've been a stay-at-home mom for ten years and I'm not sure where the time went.

I swore I'd never drive a minivan. I wanted to be a cool mom and drive an SUV. We bought our first minivan when I was 25.

I swore I'd never have more than four kids. We have six.

I swore I'd never count at my children. We count to three on a regular basis.

I swore I'd never yell at my children. I wish I could say that I don't. But I do.

I swore I'd never be a mean mom and make my kids wash dishes. They have a dish chore every night after dinner.

I swore I'd never use the television as a babysitter. A little TV never killed anyone, right?

I swore I'd never be a runner. I ran three miles yesterday and am seriously contemplating running a half-marathon in the spring.

I swore I'd never give birth without an epidural. I've done it twice. By choice.

The moral of the story? Never say never.


Lori said...

Amen to that!!!!!

Jana said...

Stacey....your awesome!!!