Motherhood changes ev-ereee-thiiingg! I cried at the movie “valentines day” not because of the boy meets girl and gets girl scenario but because of the mother-child love– bawled like a baby! I use to cry at movies where couples fall in love and now I only cry at movies about that unconditional love of a mom and child.Something else is the protective instinct I have now. I’m much more aware of my surroundings and who is walking near me.My friend was just accosted walking down the street with her child… this makes me want to beat the crap out of the guy for messing with my friend and her child. I am not sure what I would do in that situation but I’d probably be insanely on the defense and probably get hurt.I can’t even go into the weird feelings the olympics are making me go through— thinking what if that was my kid crashing on the downhill. I would definitely be like Shaun White’s mom who can’t watch her son do all those jumps… I’d just be hiding my face saying a novena.i am all about pick you battles right now too. my son wants to wear strange clothes or no clothes all the time now. he wants to wear his baby brother’s clothes or a puppy outfit or nothing at all. so i have decided that as long as his is safe and warm that is all that matters. you want to wear tigger socks on your hands to the grocery store… okay. ask me again how i am doing with this when they become teenagers!how has motherhood/fatherhood changed you?