I've always known I wanted to be a mother. I played with dolls and tended to their pretend needs when I was a kid, babysat all through high school, and always dreamed about the special traditions I would start with my future mini mes. And now that I'm married, I'm even more excited to reach that stage. I'm not a mother yet, nor am I in any rush to become one, but along with all the good things I think about when it comes to my future as a mom, I also can't help but let certain fears creep in.
I'm far from perfect. I can be selfish, short-tempered, lazy, and unorganized. I hate vomit. I'm clumsy. I break things. And I swear . . . a lot. My mom promises that it'll be a totally different ballgame once I have a child of my own. While I hope that's true, here are 14 fears that make me laugh but also fill me with dread when I think about becoming a mother one day. Hopefully I can look back on this in 10 years and laugh . . . right? RIGHT?!