Sunday, July 24, 2011

Calling Elastigirl!

Andrea at PWPL makes a great observation about motherhood: it will take you places you do not expect. Brad Bird expressed a similar thought about this state of life in the character Helen Parr of The Incredibles. As Mr. Bird says somewhere in the DVD's special features, "motherhood stretches you" - physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

The comment I left on Andrea's post was that motherhood has taken me aboard the world's first nuclear powered submarine. It has also taken me to several versions of The Nutcracker, one monster truck rally,  every train museum within 200 km of Ottawa, and nearer to God. Some of those things I hope I would have experienced anyway, but some are things I would never have done if not for my children. How much I would have missed! Even the monster truck rally taught me something: I never want to go to one of those again.

My brief stay aboard the world's first nuclear sub taught me that mothers and submariners have a great deal in common. I've been trying to live by these rules ever since.

1 comment:

  1. I love those rules, especially how #6 happens to you (usually the shins) when you attempt #4, but don't succeed because the junior shipmates have violated #7.