So parenting is an unglamorous job, especially with special needs kids. I think we can agree? Since Ethan was a few weeks old, there's been various incidents that popped up and made me think "THIS is never mentioned on Mother's Day cards!"
The first one: Ethan was an adorable, smiley little 2 month old with undiagnosed GERD. I was laying on the bed, holding him above me in the air making coochi-coo noises. And then it happened - he threw up in my ear. I just laughed my head off.
Or the time he took off his dirty diaper and finger painted the kitchen floor (or the time he did it with the sliding glass door, returning his finger to his bottom for more "paint"). My first thought upon seeing the gross and glorious mess? "I have to blog this!"
Obviously, these are fairly gross examples. There may be less bodily-function related ones y'all can think of. But I find laughing at these things makes them easier to handle, and keeps my attitude from getting cranky with my unaware and sometimes oh-so-disgusting little guy.
What moments did you experience that Hallmark never mentions?