a mama tends to be covered in undefined substances: milk, spit-up, crusty food. she may look a little disheveled. people understand why when they see the small people clinging to her: she is a mama. her life is difficult and wearying, but there’s a simplicity, a singleness of focus, that she will look back on one day with envy.
when you’re a mama, you know exactly what your priorities are, because babies don’t let you forget.