Motherhood is the Ultimate Circus Act

We’ve covered how motherhood is the ultimate oxymoron––but it’s also so much more than that. It’s a balancing act, a test of patience and an ongoing episode of juggling errands, diaper changes and feeding times. The way moms somehow pull off motherhood with grace and ease resembles something close to magic. And do you know what that sounds like? If you guessed a circus show, you’re right. Motherhood is a lot of things, but there’s no denying the fact that motherhood is a circus act in disguise. It may be the best kind of circus act you could ask for, but a circus nonetheless. Here are three reasons motherhood resembles a circus.

There’s never a dull moment
A circus show is nothing short of entertaining, and if there’s anything you should plan on in motherhood, it is a tie between exhaustion and endless entertainment. As a mother, there is always another task to check off the to-do list, another errand to run or another diaper to change. Free moments are far and few between when you have a little one on your hands. However, one thing’s for sure. There is never a dull moment in a home with a newborn. Whether it’s a developmental milestone or simply laughing at the way your baby giggles in a game of peek-a-boo, there is always something going on. Your new life as a mom is full of entertainment, and each new day won’t let you forget it.

Sometimes you wince
It’s hard not to wince when watching people bend their bodies in acrobatic, yet unnatural ways. Likewise, as a mom, you witness some pretty wince-worthy events as well. Some diaper changes will leave you with your fingers holding your nose and your face cringing in the same way you would when watching an acrobatic act. Between breastfeeding, diaper changes and bath time, you’ll quickly learn that motherhood is scientifically messy. Expect the winces and embrace them. Soon enough dirty diapers won’t even phase you.  

Often you’re left in awe
Giving birth and watching your little one grow into his or her own person is nothing short of amazing. Motherhood is unlike any other life experience out there. Everything from witness another baby milestone to the mere fact that you made it through another day of messes and tantrums may leave you in a state of disbelief. There will be days when you’re so blown away by the wonders of motherhood that you’re left with your jaw hanging wide open like you just witnessed someone walk across a tightrope over a cage of tigers.

Between the on-the-go outfit changes and all the endless entertainment your little one brings to your life, the journey of motherhood is nothing short of a circus act. You can bet on that.

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