Yoooo… I think… I have Momopause!
What the heck is Momopause?!
I bet, you got it too! Let’s go back … back into time.
Remember when you were a teenager and you started “smelling yourself” or “thinking you were grown”. Your Mom told you to clean up your room, you said yes ma’am but your body didn’t move. You continued to talk on the phone or whatever the case may be except clean up your room.
She could be in the other room and intuitively know that you didn’t do what she told you to do.
Mom can be whomever raised you; your biological mom, grandmother, auntie or female guardian.
Then suddenly she recited those words, “Don’t make me say it again.” Or “Don’t make me come in there.”
You jumped up and did it because you feared for your life. You knew if you didn’t right then, you would get a thrashing. It wasn’t necessarily with a belt, but the look of death. To me that was the worst.
If you were like me, you may have mumbled under your breath, but you made sure it was quietly said. And possibly looked around to see if she was close.
Trust me, she heard you… well, I know mine did.
My point is at that tender age, we didn’t understand what she was trying to install in us. Our mothers wanted the best for us and taught us the ways of womanhood including displaying a little tough love. Our mothers would sacrifice for us, go without just for us. Back then, we didn’t see it until … you’ve guessed it, until we had our own children.
“If you were the President of the United States or the Queen of England – you couldn’t have a person who would be more protective than my mother was for me. This meant really that I could dare to do all sorts of things. ” – Maya Angelou
We grew up and became mothers and became our mother, that’s a main symptom of having Momopause.
You want to go deeper to see, if you have more symptoms of Momopause or to see if you are still in denial.
Let’s take a look at more symptoms:
- You treat all children like your own. Making sure they have enough to eat, doing good in school or need help with anything.
- Encouraging those who claim to have eaten enough to have “just a tad bit more” including dessert or take a to go plate home.
- Fill your huge purse with everything to aide an entire family.
- You advise your adult friends to go to the bathroom before getting in the car and if they washed their hands. And will quickly pull out the hand sanitizer.
- You always tend to take care others before yourself.
If you find yourself experiencing these symptoms, you got that Momopause! And know, it’s’ not a bad thing especially if you mother made an incredible impact on peoples lives including yours. Now, you can continue on the legacy and wear that M on your chest!