Murphy’s Law for Moms

You’ve heard of Murphy’s Law, right? It’s the one that says that anything that can go wrong, will.

Sure you’ve heard of it. And you’ve even probably referenced it a time or two in your past. But never has it ever been more relevant than now that you’re a mom.

Don’t believe us? Just think about it.

Those family pictures you wanted so desperately? The ones you coordinated outfits for and planned for months in advance? Of course your baby then spit up all over your black dress and had a meltdown to end all meltdowns as the photographer turned their camera your way.

That time you thought your were finally ready to return to work? Of course your baby then developed his or her first fever and needed you to stay home for another two weeks because daycare wouldn’t accept them yet.

That time you were so excited to introduce solid foods? Of course your baby wound up having some rare allergic reaction to avocados and it scared you off solid food introductions for the next two months.

That time you couldn’t wait to get out to a play date you had arranged weeks in advance, because you really needed the chat time with another mom? Of course your baby managed to bonk his or her little head on the coffee table just as you were about to leave the house, and the bump was bad enough that you found yourself headed to the pediatrician’s office instead.

That time you thought you were running just a quick errand and could get away without bringing your giant diaper bag? Of course your baby then had a massive blowout and you had to turn back around for diapers.

Anytime you are ever wearing black (or white), or are in a rush to get out the door, or are looking forward to plans; your child is going to do something to ruin it. It’s not personal, it’s just what they do.

It’s the Murphy’s Law for moms. And it is something you should keep in mind as the years go by. For instance, even if you are thoroughly convinced that your toddler is finally potty trained—you should probably still carry around a change of clothes for them until at least kindergarten. And if you have a job interview coming up, count on your kiddos getting sick the day you’re supposed to go.

Of course, you can also count on them providing some of the brightest and happiest moments of your life as well. The pride, the accomplishments, the love and the cuddles.

It’s all a give and take. So learn to anticipate and laugh at Murphy’s Law for moms. Because it won’t be like this forever, and someday… you may just miss those years when your kids were ruining everything!

Written by Leah Campbell, infertility advocate, adoptive mama, writer and editor. Find me @sifinalaska on Twitter.

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