When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. ~Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
This quote simply says to me what I already know. It says that everything that I now do as a mother I think about how my child will react to it. When I'm making a purchase I now typically think, do I need this? Will my child have to go without something? When I'm planning my day I typically think, what are the kids doing today? Can I spare the time away from them? When I'm talking to my mother, when have my kids seen her last? Should we go visit? When I'm going to the store, do I need to pick up any treats? Is that healthy for them to eat? And heaven forbid even when I'm in the bathroom, did I get this done or that? Is the tub clean? Did I pick up the toys? Did I remember this or that?