Memoirs of a young yet experienced mom.
The biggest surprise of parenthood is that you can never be surprised enough. Just when you think you "have had it" and you are done and ready to quit, your kid gives you a kiss or hug and all the pain goes away. What other being on this planet can have such an effect on you?
In my efforts of remaining saine in the "saga" I call my life I have done it all: drugs, belly-dancing, swimming, weigth-lifting, studies of art make-up, alternative medicine etc. None of these courses or drugs gave me the knowledge or satisfaction I have gained in my parenthood.
For the most part as a divorced mom, the peek was when I discovered my youngest is on the autistic spectrum, yet nothing compared to my oldest who has severe ADHD. And no, money is not a comfort. Bottom line is it all comes down to how to learn to love your child like they deserve to be loved. This is how I aced parenting 101. As far as I'm concerned I have a Bachelor's in Special Ed, a masters in Psychology and a PHD in the "art of love". As a young mom with a very diverse background I can easily admit, 15 houses, 2 countries and 2 husbands later I have been kicked out of "house of sanity" and am considering being hospitialized in a loony bin. At least there I can have all the tranquilizers and pain killers my aching body desires.
If you wish to put a cork in it, nothing, but nothing prepared me for a lifetime of aches, pains, therapy, doctors, lawyers but I at least I know that as a "mom" no accident, job or laque thereof, debts, various disasters will keep me and my kids from leading a Healthy Lifestyle. I will always find the way to make it big and bright and give thanks to the universe for allowing me to learn in the school of life; so that I can eventually become a teacher for those who couldn't handle the "system".