Okay I am going to be a bit self centered here for a minute.
Being a mom is a 24/7 job & everyone is going to recognize that tomorrow. Even Steve said last night—hey you want to go get flowers for your Mother’s day gift this weekend? (He knows what I like!)
But on Monday when no one is paying attention that is when being a Mom is hard. Every moment has the opportunity for chaos, crisis & battle.
Right now I have one in the bathroom avoiding the dishes, one asking to use the pile of books I am sorting for towers for his army guys, one who is playing rag time music with all her soul & the oldest is across town somewhere at the University. I’ve been sorting books today because the shelves are overflowing. It is a bit of a walk down memory lane. So many favorite books!
How many times did I read Go Dog Go or Goodnight Moon when they were little?
Now they read to themselves. Occasionally we still will read aloud(need to get back to that!)—whoop rambling there.
I think the hardest part of being a mom is the day to day battles.
Toys on the floor, bed, stairs, etc
Selfish attitudes need correcting
Everyone needs help at the same moment
Kids are constantly hungry
I am okay with that. It makes me weary by the time bed time rolls around but it is a good weary. 20 years ago when I signed up for this adventure I really had no clue what I was getting myself in to but the joy that has come along with the battles has been worth it.
Snuggles, hugs, sloppy kisses
Giggles, sharing hearts, jokes & family sillies
Moments when time seems to stand still when we walk, talk, work & play together
Sometimes I lock eyes with a child & it gives me chills because I know what they are thinking. We are a close family and I love that.
I wouldn’t trade a minute of time that I have been blessed to spend with my children. They have taught me more than I knew was possible.
This journey isn’t done and I am anticipating the the next adventure around the bend.