Wednesday, October 6, 2010


My friend Chris asked me to participate in this week's "Week Word"...


When you have your baby, you may wish that someone had given you an extra hand while they were at it.  But you were gifted with something far more powerful and useful...

Mommy Senses

It's a little like "Spidey Sense". 

It's that tingle on the back of your neck when you sense that the house is too quiet considering you have two little ones "playing" in their room.

It's that gut feeling that has you checking on your baby in the middle of the night, sensing she's running a fever.

It's the ability to look at your 14-month-old daughter and sense that she won't eat anything but bananas for dinner.

It's sensing that your little boy needs a hug more than anything.  Right.  Now.

It's sensing that even though it'd be easier to feed the ones you love mac and cheese every night of the week, piling vegetables on their plate will be appreciated when they're older.

It's sensing that a tantrum is on the horizon and getting your child refocused.

It's trusting your senses that you will make the right choices when it comes to friends, TV shows, movies, vaccinations, meals, schools, toys, diapers, medications, doctors, dentists, pets, cars, child locks, gates, vacations, jobs and the millions of other decisions we make each and every day.

Mommy Senses.


sowandsew said...

The first point had me laughing out loud. There's a certain point where, 'Oh good, the children are quiet!' becomes 'Uh-oh, the children are quiet!' - detecting that point definitely requires mummy sense!

Great post!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Very cute and so true! I really enjoyed this!

Christine E-E said...

Ha! ha! I loved the Mommy Senses... I remember the "sense" that it was time to feed the kids - that moment before they begin to get agitated! start crying (for what we consider "no reason")! get that glazed look of confusion or that signals they need you... right now! I carried trail mix in my bag (quick treat) & eventually learned where to find a place to breastfeed discretely.

You were the first to post, so I'm asking you to select the WEEKWORD for next week..