Today we’re happy to share a fun post from “LM” Hoffmann about all those things she said she’d never do before becoming a mom. And you can sing along with her! 🙂

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We all have our favorites – those that take us back to when we were young and others we recited with our own children. Jack and Jill, Humpy Dumpty, Little Miss Muffet … the list of nursery rhymes goes on and on. Some are silly; others teach a lesson; others are down-right odd. For the most part, they make people smile. And that’s what it’s all about – or maybe the Hokey Pokey, but you get the point.

Before I had my own children, I envisioned motherhood as a fairy tale … a nursery rhyme – puppies and pigtails, sugar and spice. I was going to be the mom who played on the floor with her children all day – reading books and doing puzzles. Everything else – the laundry, the dishes, the dog – could wait. There would be plenty of time to do all of that. Turns out, NOTHING (AND NO ONE) COULD WAIT!

Remember the song “Old MacDonald” … sing it with me, ladies:

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

And at this house, she had five kids

E-I-E-I-O

With a boo boo here

And a wah wah there

Here a kid, there a kid

Everywhere a kid, kid

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

This tired momma made a pledge

E-I-E-I-O

She swore she’d never raise her voice

E-I-E-I-O

With a “STOP THAT, NOW!”

And a “CUT THAT OUT!”

Here a scream, there a scream

Everywhere a loud scream

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

This tired momma made a pledge

E-I-E-I-O

She swore she’d never swear out loud

E-I-E-I-O

With an “A**hole” here

And a “Holy Sh*t” there

Here a swear, there a swear

Everywhere a damn swear

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

This tired momma made a pledge

E-I-E-I-O

She swore she’d never serve fast food

E-I-E-I-O

With a pizza pie here

And a happy meal there

Here a fry, there a fry

Everywhere a french fry

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

This tired momma made a pledge

E-I-E-I-O

She swore she’d never “let herself go”

E-I-E-I-O

With a ponytail here

And yoga pants there

Here a mess, there a mess

Everywhere a hot mess

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

This tired momma made a pledge

E-I-E-I-O

She swore she’d stay organized

E-I-E-I-O

With class projects here

And birthday parties there

Here a conflict, there a conflict

Everywhere a freakin conflict

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

This tired momma made a pledge

E-I-E-I-O

She swore she’d never be like her mom

E-I-E-I-O

With “Because I said so” here

And “Life’s not fair” there

Here a saying, there a saying

Everywhere a cliché saying

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

This tired momma made a pledge

E-I-E-I-O

She swore she’d always be their mom

E-I-E-I-O

With a kiss kiss here

And a hug hug there

Here some love, there some love

Everywhere lots of love

This tired momma has a home

E-I-E-I-O

 

Life may not have turned out to be neat and clean like I imagined, but it’s still a nursery rhyme and wouldn’t have it any other way. E-I-E-I-O

 

Mother to three, stepmom to two, wife to [THE] one, autism parent and MS patient, Leigh-Mary “LM” Hoffmann is a “my lifestyle” blogger from Long Island, NY, juggling a family, a job, and a busy, crazy life. She tells it like it is – the good, the bad and the in-between – and tries to keep a smile on her face and laughter in her life. She and her husband have a blended family of five children and a dog named Rosie – so life keeps them on-the-go and mostly smiling. Visit her blog at www.HappilyEverLaughterBlog.com, stop by on Facebook at www.facebook.com/happilyeverlaughterblog and follow on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hapeverlaugh to share in the laughter.

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