Tuesday, April 7, 2009

BOB - more than just a stroller.

I learned something new from my friend Sarah the other day.  As we were pushing our (empty) BOB strollers and amusing our (carried) spawn with a day at the zoo, I asked her if she knew what BOB stood for.  She replied with a bemused smile "Beast of Burden."  

Ha! Those clever boffins at the BOB stroller company thought up such an ingenius name for their little (mult-million dollar) venture! I applauded them in my mind.  

With our upcoming cycle, I sometimes find myself imagining what life would be like with one or two (God help me) more babies around the house.  Words like: chaos and exhausted and sleep-deprived come to mind.  It is daunting to even consider.  

But on the flipside, I remember the unparalleled joy and exhilaration of delivering Piglet and feeling his soft skin against my cheek for the first time and the only word that comes to mind is: LOVE. Combine chaos, exhausted and sleep-deprived with LOVE and that is the text book definition of MOTHER.  Seriously, go look it up in your Webster's.  It's there for all the world to see. You can also find it under: Mother-New, Newborn and First-time Mother.  

Fathers, yes, they do some of the work, but it's the Mothers who bear the brunt of the load.  

Perhaps we should all be clever boffins and change our names to BOB.  


Emily said...

thanks for all the support! piglet is adorable - hoping this cycle brings you another miracle!

Anonymous said...

I didn't know that is why it is called BOB. It was fun to catch up with you. Have a great time on your trip and I'll see you next weekend.