Rush and Co Vanina bracelet, H&M t-shirt and leggings and poncho from Peruvian Alpaca. Chloe-Sofia wears Mon Coeur pajamas and Carter’s hoodie. We both wear custom-made crocheted hats from The Czech Republic.
Photos by Alexander Ramp.
What type of mom are you? Are you a millennial mom? Do you judge other mothers for doing things you would never do? Do you do things that you swore not to do before your baby was born?
I swore off so many things and now I am doing most of them.
Not giving your child something that felt on the floor in public until it is properly washed and sterilized? Nah! I grew out of it.
The other day, we were on a train and Chloe-Sofia threw her pacifier on the floor. I have several pacifier holders but we left in a hurry and I forgot it at home. She started screaming. She wanted to sleep and she can’t without her pacifier. I did not want to give it to her because it was:
- I did not want to look like a bad mother,
- I would feel like those mothers that I saw on the train that leave their kids to sit/play or lay on the floor.
Well, as you can imagine, Chloe-Sofa’s scream intensified every second. I ended up “cleaning” the pacifier with a Kleenex and giving it to her. And she felt asleep like a baby. Not to mention that e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e on the train was happy.
I also overbuy cute clothes that she does not need, worry when my husband says that she looks pale, run to her every time she cries a bit or makes a funny face, go through different types of food (potatoes and chicken, we try fruits with kids’ muesli and end up with dessert, that she eats every time) so that she eats something and I obviously spoil her because I don’t want her to be forced eating foods that she does not like. I know I should be more strict but it is easy to say when it is not your child.
All over internet you can find various definitions of what it means being a mom and I would like to share with you those that I liked the most. You can read the whole story on The Huffington Post and The Stir. P.S. My comments are highlighted.
1. You have the ability to hear a sneeze through closed doors in the middle of the night, two bedrooms away, while your SO snores next to you. :-)) No comments needed.
2. Peeing with an audience is part of the daily routine. And taking shower, shaving your legs, etc…
3. You’ve got the most amazing photo album of your kid. Of course, all 56,765 images are on your phone and have never been uploaded or printed. You bet!
4. You’ve got a daughter named Jazzmynn (Jasmine) ’cause creative spelling counts almost as much as a unique name. Chloe-Sofia’s name confuses everyone because those are two names, they are neither hyphenated nor pronounced the way people are used to. We chose to pronounce it /Kloe:/ which makes people think that it has something to do with the Kardashians. Like, seriously?!
5. By the end of the day, brushing your teeth feels like a huge accomplishment. As well as washing your hair, taking shower and ironing your clothes for the next day.
6. Your shopping cart is filled with only GMO-Free and Organic foods. Because duh. Totally true.:-))
7. A glass of wine counts as a serving of fruit. When my girlfriends, who had kids before me, secretly shared with me that they liked to have a glass of wine in the evening when the kids were asleep, I did not understand them. Now I see it differently.
8. You love your kid’s pediatrician — Dr. Google is the best! And always there for you when you need him. Together you can diagnose anything! (Weird, though, how 99 percent of the time you end up with “Please seek emergency medical attention.”) Totally agree on this one!:-))
9. You’re just a little jealous with all the vast improvements made to the Barbie Motorhome and the Barbie Dream House. More so, you possibly even harbor a little resentment that your child was given both of them as gifts. I grew up in The Czech Republic during Communism and Barbie was something you always dreamed about. But when the regime changed, I was too old (according to my parents) to get my own Barbie. So believe it or not, I never had a Barbie doll.
10. You ask yourself more times than you’d like to admit: “Do I sound just like my mother? AM I BECOMING MY MOTHER??” You slowly realize you are, but you’ve made a vow to never wear mom jeans. Ever. (Unless they make a comeback of course.) HAHAHA! Nothing to add…Maybe just: Let’s wait for the comeback of mom jeans!
Which of these describe you? Would you add something?