10 Ways Motherhood Changed My Wife For The Better
Standup comedians and sitcoms often make it seem like women change for the worse after becoming mothers. In my experience, though, the exact opposite is true, especially when it comes to my wife. Here are the top ten ways motherhood has changed her for the better.
Heather found an amazing wealth of untapped strength when battling through high-risk pregnancies to bring our children into the world. Today that strength is still with her, and I see it in every aspect of her life.
She's more patient
Inconsequential things that used to drive Heather up the wall no longer get to her.
She's more serious
There’s a wonderful gravitas that women tend to acquire after becoming mothers, and Heather is no different.
She’s quicker to laugh
Heather may be more serious, but she’s sillier, too. She knows you have to laugh with kids or you’re liable to go crazy, and I love the light her laughter brings to my life.
She's more creative
Our children have acted as muses for Heather inspiring her to decorate rooms, plan birthday parties, make crafts, and take photographs. It’s a joy to see her mind at work and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
She's a better cook
In our pre-baby days Heather and I practically lived on takeout. Now she cooks delicious meals and our whole family is a lot healthier for it.
She’s lower maintenance
Before kids Heather could spend hours getting ready to go out. Now she can get herself and the kids ready in just fifteen minutes, and look every bit as amazing.
She’s kind-of almost sort-of a doctor
Heather is an amazing advocate for our children and never fails to amaze me with her knowledge of pregnancy and child health-related issues. She has an MD from Google University, you know.
She's more loving
Being a mother has really brought out Heather’s maternal side. She’s now more loving not just with her children, but strangers, friends, family and this here guy, too.
She's more attractive
All of these new qualities add up to make a woman I find even more attractive than the one I met all those years ago at a Karaoke bar… and that one was pretty great!
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