“To be a mother is to suffer in paradise.” Who has never heard that phrase? It’s one of the famous maternity clichés that every future mother will hear from friends and family as soon as they get the news of pregnancy.
Although most of these statements, passed down from generation to generation, do not represent a truth, some will actually be proven.
Let’s check out the most remembered clichés of motherhood, which are the purest truth?
1 – To be a mother is to suffer in paradise
Shall we start with the most famous? Is being a mother really suffering in paradise? That’s one of the clichés of motherhood that you’ll prove, yes, but it won’t be painful the way you think.
Being a mother is the most intense challenge, there’s no denying it. But you can’t find anyone who would go back.
2 – Motherhood is a full-time job
If you work outside, prepare for an arduous double journey! Being a mother is a full-time job and some say it is the most demanding. But, no doubt, it brings a compensation that you never imagined.
For you to have an idea, just a banguela smile at the end of the day makes up for all the tiredness you might be feeling.
3 – Mother’s intuition does not fail
Another strong cliché of motherhood is the inexplicable maternal instinct, which brings a kind of gift of clairvoyance about everything that has to do with children. Who has never been impressed when a mother is sure that there is something wrong with the child (and she is right!), while doctors believe that it is just a passing fever?
4 – Motherhood transforms women’s lives
Does everything change even after the son? If you don’t know it yet, I’m sure you’ll find out. Motherhood really changes routine, values and priorities. A mother is a completely different woman than she was before pregnancy.
5 – Mother love is unconditional
Anybody doubt it? When you heard that you would meet “the greatest in the world,” we bet you couldn’t imagine the size and depth of this love.
From the moment those little eyes meet yours, your life will totally change. Your child will be your main concern. You will never feel so tired. But that love will sweep you away like nothing in this world!
What about you, moms? Do you agree with these maternity clichés? Share with us what you have proven most after having children!
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