Before I was a mommy……
I was 18 years young, in love and MARRIED. So, before I was a mommy I was just a kid myself.
I was really interested in being a singer/actor but never let it drive me to say, CA or NY to start a career. I was unofficially trained as an opera singer by my H.S. Choir teacher but, now am afraid to sing in public. Friends tell me all the time what a lovely voice I have. I think, the better to scream harmoniously at my children: "LEAVE YOUR SISTER. AlooooooooonE!" You know I hit the high notes with that one.
I was: a waitress, funny, skinny, a florist, a vagabond, artsy/crafty, unafraid of life. I was a free spirit. I was weird and geeky, SKINNY, loved to laugh and I liked everyone and everyone liked me, at least I thought they did, ( I guess that means that I was sorta arrogant, eh?)
I did not know how to drive. I didn't know how to manage a checkbook (Note to self: get a homeschool version of Personal Finance... And teach the kids how to drive). Worked too many jobs; jobs which I had to beg other kids to take me to because I couldn't drive. Oh, yeah I was THAT girl!
I watched Day of our Lives, religiously.
Did you catch that I was skinny?
I wore the most hideous purple Mickey Mouse T-Shirt. ALL. THE. TIME. Which I probably still have in a box of crap somewhere.
I painted and drew beautiful art work.
Before I was a mommy I was sure that being one was, NO. BIG. DEAL. Women had been rearing children for centuries. NO BIG DEAL. Wehehehehellllll! Boy was I wrong. Being a mommy has been the Biggest Deal of my Life.