I’m going to coin a new phrase.
You know how everyone always says “Take It Like A Man”? Well, I’m going to coin a new phrase right here and now and that phrase is “Take It Like A Mom”!
I say this, and if you are a mom I’m sure you know where I am coming from here because there are just some things that a mom will do that a dad just won’t. Allow me to elaborate.
This evening Bella, my youngest, put something in her mouth, and in true Bella fashion tried to swallow it without chewing. Mr. Right was 1st on the scene and picked her up with every intention to root around in there and snatch it out.
However, just as he picked her up, she gagged and out came whatever it was – followed immediately by her last bottle of milky goodness. It was definitely and without a doubt going to land on his hand.
Now, in this split second, a decision has to be made. This is where (I believe) moms and dads differ. As I said, a decision has to be made. I know because this has actually happened to me. If you told me a few years ago that this would happen, I am sure I wouldn’t have believed you. If you told me this would happen and I would react the way I did I probably would have kicked you in the shin for being such a liar. But it happened so I know.
Back to the decision. In this split second a mother must decide, do you let your baby totally toss her cookies on you or everywhere else? So, in this millisecond you think, if I turn the baby outward and away from me I’m safe but then I have to clean up the baby, the carpet, strip the pack -n- play, wash the sheet, clean the pack -n- play, the toys and whatever else it hits. OR… I can become a human shield cleaning only myself and the baby thus “taking it like a mom”.
So what did Mr. Right do? As soon as the wet stuff hit his hand he freaked out and flung his hand hard and to the left, immediately flinging the yuckiness everywhere it never would have reached. Ugh. Man up! Er, I mean MOM UP! Geez, take it like a mom will ya?