Why did I just do that?


I will admit it. I’m weird, different, goofy, funny and quiet rolled all into one. It took me some years to embrace my weird or my crazy but once I did, there was no turning back. Now I’m finding that as I’m stepping barefoot into motherhood, I have gotten weirder. Like I often say to myself Really Cassandra? Is this what we’re doing? So weird in fact that I had to share the three most weird things since having a child. Things that made me ask myself Why did I do that?

First off, every sappy song somehow is talking about children, childbirth, new mothers, life as a mother, etc. It doesn’t matter what the song either. I tear up over Disney songs. I balled my eyes out on Joe Cocker’s You are so beautiful and I still cannot explain why listening to Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish made me shed a tear.

Secondly, I cannot walk straight to save my life. During my pregnancy, I thought because I was becoming more round or plump if you will, I figured that I would lean a little to the left like I needed an alignment. WHY still to this day, when I walk, I’m staggering like I’ve been drinking 99 bottles of beer on the wall.

Lastly, my mother-in-law was wonderful at a lot of things but one particular was with each season, she would change the decor of her home, inside and out. That included every room and decor change would be everything from the towels to seasonal wreaths to blankets to shower curtains. At first I thought that’s a bit much to have change out everything all the time. This past Easter, I wanted to find some spring decor to put up. Not much. Just a few things here and there. I ended spending over $100 on spring decor including a wreath, a rug and a vase. I called my sister in law and said your mother spoke to me from Heaven and said why don’t you get this? Your house needs it. Ever since then, I’ve been fighting the urge to buy all Summer stuff and deck the house out. Then one day I was looking in a parenting magazine and found an article where they were talking about these home decor stores are a mom’s best friend. I now know this and I need answers. Why did I become more weird after having a child?

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