Mommy hormones

Posted by on May 30, 2014 in A Song for Saturday, Ava, lady stuff, Margarita Mama, Music/concerts | 3 comments

Something about giving birth changes your physical and emotional chemistry in unexplained ways. For me, it’s led to a free-flowing waterworks of tears at every single daycare and school event, ever. Or when I’m exhausted — or we’re all exhausted. Happy or sad, frustrated or angry. Tears!

Today, I bizarrely started bawling while driving Ava to school listening to John Legend’s All of Me. Because I realized that beyond its intention as a beautiful love song, it also perfectly describes the deep connection between mama and kiddo.

I mean, look at this:

What would I do without your smart mouth?
Drawing me in, and you kicking me out

My head’s under water
But I’m breathing fine
You’re crazy and I’m out of my mind

Cause all of me
Loves all of you
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections
Give your all to me
I’ll give my all to you

How many times do I have to tell you
Even when you’re crying you’re beautiful too
The world is beating you down, I’m around through every mood

Even when our kids drive us completely batshit crazy out of our minds, we still love them with every fiber. And even when they hate our guts for rightfully punishing them or barging into their rooms without knocking, they love us too. It’s how it was meant to be.


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  1. Bethany Siems

    Okay, you & me mama are on the same page!! I have been singing this song like crazy when it comes on the radio and every time I start thinking of my babygirl. The majority of the time Dylan is in the car & she either quites down or goes to sleep when I sing it. I love the beautiful lyrics…that Legend knows how to sing!

  2. Rebecca

    I can totally relate. As a new mom, oh my goodness…I can cry at the drop of anything! Now I totally understand my mom’s crazy emotions. I was watching 19 Kids and Counting the other night and all of the kids put on a play for their parents. I started tearing up. This whole motherhood thing is life changing. I never really thought about John Legend’s song in reference to being a parent – but it makes sense. Have a lovely weekend and don’t worry about all the tears. Totally normal. :)

  3. Yavonda

    I hear ya, chicka. I’ve thought about the song more through the lens that I hope Alaina finds someone (someday, many years from now!) who treats her like the woman is this song is treated. *sniff sniff*

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