Although society seems to frown upon it, it is sometimes absolutely imperative (for the well-being of all involved) to put Mommy first. Before you even get the morning sickness, hemorrhoids, engorged breasts, sleepless nights and extra skin around the mid-section, people will harp on the fact that once you have a child, you, as a Mom, become second fiddle and your life’s mission will now be to put your child first and make sure that they are taken care of and happy.
While I do agree that it is important to nurture and take care of your child, I can’t say that I agree 100% that kids should always come first. Here are just a few times where Mommy should come first:
1. When there is only one dollop of conditioner left. My girls and I all have naturally curly hair, but when we are down to our last bit of Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner, it is every (wo)man for herself and I always come out on top. A crazy looking Mommy is far worse than a crazy looking child.
2. When your husband is traveling and the only way to get to the gym is to skip one of your child’s activities and drag all of the kids to the gym child care. Mommy is far less useful when she is dead from high blood pressure and obesity. I am just sayin’.
3. When you are traveling with your family of five and just one person is upgraded to first class. I mean, really, is this even a question? A giving Mommy would, however, make sure to smuggle enough free snacks in her purse for everyone to enjoy in the hotel room.
Surely I am not the only Mommy who agrees that as a mere survival mechanism it is important to put yourself first. What ways do you put yourself first? I promise not to judge!