Mombrain on the pain of motherhood
Mombrain, in classic form, explains about the pain of motherhood:
Let me tell you about the pain of motherhood. Is it defined by childbirth? That's only the beginning! The tantrums? Nah. The rejection of a little boy who doesn't need his mommy quite so much? Oh no. The pain of motherhood reaches its zenith with Legos. MomBrain is here to tell you there is nothing more painful than stepping on a Lego. With bare feet. In the middle of the night. And the pain is all the more exquisite because in a dark house full of sleeping babes you cannot scream. Thus MomBrain has six perfectly spaced little circles on the arch of her right foot, a testament to the pain and sacrifice of motherhood. It may scar. I may limp for the rest of my life. This will definitely be an arrow in my sling of maternal guilt. When the Little Guy has grown into the Medium Guy, I will limp into his high school graduation, refuse all assistance to reach handicapped seating, and reassure him that I will be fine, just fine when he leaves me to go to college and eventually to marry that tramp.
I am bitter.
Those of you who have young kids, or are contemplating having young kids, should really read Mombrain regularly. She rules.
rfkj, on Sunday, November 30, 2003 at 5:46 PM:
Wait until her kids start playing D&D and she steps on a d4. I believe that her definition of pain will be redefined. I know mine was when I did it.