And, while I'm sure that each and every one selected is appreciated, it's really the thought behind it all that matters most to Mom. After all, it is undeniable that there is a incomparable bond between Mom and Baby — it takes the birth of her baby before Mom becomes a mom and her life will never be the same!
In celebration of this amazing event and the 100th anniversary of Mother's Day, Pampers has put together an incredible video thanking Baby for the life-changing love they give every day. Highlighting the wonderful and sometimes unexpected things Mom learns from Baby on the journey of motherhood, you're not going to want to miss a single second of this...
But, wait! As well as the touching, heartwarming message, every view that this #ThanksBaby video receives between May 2nd and May 25th will result in Pampers donating one diaper to Feeding America (up to one million diapers)!
Dear Big Sister E and Little Sister B,
Although I did exist before you two were born, I'm not wholly convinced that it wasn't a completely separate lifetime than after you arrived. How is it possible that there was a time that you weren't around? That my understanding of Elizabeth Stone's quote...
"Making the decision to have a child - it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body."...would not only happen once, but twice?
No matter how much I learned in my years before becoming a mother, the two of you have taught me an immeasurable number of lessons about life. I'd never be able to list them all, of course (who knew that eating the frozen peas while they were still frozen would be better?), but the five that come to mind first are:
There is more than one way to do things. As adults, we think that we have all the answers (or can Google them, at least) and know all of the best ways of doing things. But from the time you were babies, you showed me that everything from making homemade baby food to taking a walk to the park can be done differently. And that's okay. Be flexible!
Forgive and forget. If anyone can teach me about not holding a grudge, it's the two of you. No matter what the situation or how offended you may have been (usually at each other), you're able to bounce back to being perfectly happy and content a minute later. Would I be much happier if I could move on just as quickly? Absolutely.
Love people for who they are. One thing that has always amazed me is the way that the two of you can make friends with anyone, anywhere. Boys, girls, younger, older, every possible race, it doesn't matter, there is no judgement. Child you've never met in the sandbox? Two minutes in and you'll be laughing and building together as if you've known each other for years. New kid has transferred into your class? Instant BFF's.
Who cares what people think? Seeing the two of you grasp life with both hands, use your imaginations and make the best out of any situation no matter what has always inspired me. Why waste time and energy worrying if I'll look silly or what other people think when I should be confident in myself? Besides, it's much more fun to pretend that there are alligators dressed up as old ladies while waiting at the bus stop instead of just standing there!
Love and laughter truly is the best medicine. No matter what kind of mood you two are in, all it takes is a pointless knock-knock joke, a crazy face or even the merest hint of a burp or fart, and you two convulse in giggles. Laughter has a way of connecting us and bringing light to any situation, so if we all stopped taking every single thing quite so seriously, the world would be a happier place!
Bonus #6: Patience. You both know that this one is a work in progress and a continuing struggle of mine. How is it possible that the people that mean the most to us are the ones that frustrate us so much more than anyone else? It takes so much more patience to be a parent than I ever could have imagined, but you know what? You're both so, so, so worth it.
When a baby is born, a mother is born and, my darling Big Sister E and Little Sister B, you two have made the past 7½ of motherhood more remarkable, memorable and completely exceptional than I ever could have dreamed. Thank you both for everything you've taught me. You're my heart, you're my soul, you're my everything.
Ready to talk even more about the amazing bond between mothers and babies? And win prizes at the same time? Then join in the #ThanksBaby Twitter Party!
When: Thursday, May 8th at 9pm EST (that's 8pm CST and 6pm PST).
Hosts: @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca, @AngieKcom, @WhatMommiesNeed, @RamblingChick and party sponsor @Pampers.
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a $50 Sephora Gift Card
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a $100 Gallery Direct Gift Card
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller ($350) Stroller and FitBit Zip ($50)
I hope that you'll join this great Twitter Party next Thursday so that you can talk even more about the incredible lessons that babies everywhere are teaching us daily (and hopefully take home a great prize at the same time)!
In the meantime, be sure to visit Pampers.com to find out more about all of their high quality products, as well as connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be ready to celebrate the special bond with their children as well, because...
One lucky person will win a "Thanks, Baby" Prize Pack*
from Pampers (ARV $100)!
from Pampers (ARV $100)!
*Prize Pack includes a $75 Target gift card, Pampers size 5 diapers, Pampers Wipes, a silver picture frame and a Gymboree Baby Play book.
This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.