[dropcap]A[/dropcap]rms full of laundry, my purse barely holding onto my shoulder, I instinctively kicked the dryer door closed. The boys were waiting in the car and I found that I did not have enough hands to get myself out of the house and into the awaiting car. So, like an octopus, I used my extra appendage (aka “the leg”) to get things done.
Motherhood often leaves me thinking, “Do I look like an octopus?”
I only have two hands, not eight, and there is just so much I can do with those two hands. Mothers catch on early that God also gave us two legs and these legs can help us juggle life’s demands.
Doing dishes and hands too dirty to close the refrigerator door a kiddo has left opened? No problem! Just use a free leg to shut that sucker closed.
Hands full of groceries and a can rolls out? Not to fear! Use your extra appendage and kick the soup can to the door. Problem solved! Making up your child’s bed and your foot hits toys stashed underneath? Let out a growl and then smile because this is his way of “cleaning up”. Then use your leg to sweep all of the toys out from underneath the bed in a power move that releases all frustration. Sounds simple, right?
The truth is, while I often think having more hands like an octopus would be an awesome Mom Super Power, God made us with two hands for a reason.
I have not figured out the exact reason quite yet … other than the fact that it might look odd. Here’s the thing: we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Keep on using those legs, Mommas, and don’t forget that while we are fierce, we have human limitations. I’d much rather be a human mommy to two healthy and strong boys than an octopus any day!