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Post TitleDivine Secrets of the Mama Sisterhood

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Entry DateFebruary 23, 2020
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Divine Secrets of the Mama Sisterhood

On the day that they were born,
Our lives forever changed.
Our days, our nights, and bodies
Were forever rearranged.

When we brought our babies home,
We could not even believe
That with these fragile creatures
The doctors let us leave.

After lots of practice,
We figured out the swaddle.
And it took a veteran
To help construct their bottle.

We followed all the rules,
And they slept on their backs,
And as the weeks went by,
We slowly started to relax.

Everything we spoke to them
Came out in a sweet song,
And from their drooling mouths
They softly cooed along.

They smiled and waved at every
Single stranger they would pass,
And if that stranger didn’t wave back
We wanted to kick their ass.

We researched every milestone
And counted every word they said.
We worried about their growth
And the circumference of their head.

Then they started crawling
And eventually they walked.
No matter where we went,
From then on we were stalked.

They followed us to the bathroom
And watched as we got dressed,
Their little eyes always on us
With our every move, obsessed.

We were their full-time bodyguards
Keeping them safe from harm.
It’s like they tried to hurt themselves.
We lived in a state of alarm.

When we were brand new mothers,
We had it all figured out.
Our kids would always listen
So we would never have to shout.

They wouldn’t watch much TV.
They would never have our phones.
We’d make them go outside to play,
We’d resist their moans and groans.

Now our kids are a little older
And we have a couple more.
They’ve taken over the house.
Their toys are covering the floor.

They’re immune to our nice voices.
They listen only if we scream.
So every time we call their name,
We look like an angry meme.

We tell them to use their words
A hundred times a day,
And when they actually do
They have an awful lot to say…

Their words evolve from asking “why?”
To forming a little sentence,
To expressing with an attitude
Their want for independence.

We have our mommy tricks.
We’re always putting them to use.
If our kids won’t take their medicine
We slip it right into their juice.

We also tell our kids that
We have eyes In the back of our head,
And we skip pages of their books
When it’s time to go to bed.

When we’re in the grocery store
And they have a royal fit,
We get out as fast as we can
Because for this, there’s no etiquette.

We are their secret keepers,
Forever, we’re their rock.
We have so many roles to play
And we do them ‘round the clock.

We run this crazy circus,
We’re the household CEO.
We wipe away every tear
And we fix every bobo.

They say it takes a village
And we know this to be true.
When a mommy needs some backup,
Another comes to the rescue.

If you need help with carpool,
The Mamas have your back.
We’ll pick them up, do homework,
And give them a healthy snack.

We’re all in this together,
A great big mommy tribe.
There’s no problem we cannot fix,
And there’s no kid we cannot bribe.

But the thing that makes us most alike is
There’s nothing we won’t do
To make sure our kids are good and kind
And to help their dreams come true.

One day the floors and filled-up sinks
Will all be nice and neat.
We’ll miss the sound of all the noise
From those busy hands and feet.

The days are long but the years are short,
And we know they’ll fly right by.
So we savor every moment we can.
They’re gone in the blink of an eye.