• 01Jan

    If someone had even hinted today that their job was more demanding than being a mother I would have laughed myself silly!!

    Someone has said that being a stay-at-home mom isn’t challenging enough.

    That someone hasn’t tried to change three diapers, clean up half a bottle of baby powder while keeping the baby out of it, and put breakfast on the table, all at the same time.

    Someone has said that being a stay-at-home mom isn’t interesting.

    That someone hasn’t mopped up 6 gallons of water off her kitchen floor, mixed in with half a box of cereal, and another half a box of dry milk while trying to explain to her child the differences between his responsibilities and his siblings responsibilities.

    Someone has said that being a stay-at-home mom means you aren’t very smart.

    That someone hasn’t been faced with the many varied learning experiences that children put you through, such as what pull-ups are made out of (run it through the washer . . you’ll find out), whether or not hand lotion is formulated with a cleaning agent (rub it on a wall), how work requires force (self-explanatory I think), etc.  (we didn’t do the hand lotion today.  that was another day.)

    Someone has also said that being a stay-at-home mom wasn’t worth it.

    That someone hasn’t cuddled on the couch with their children, or heard their ‘thank you’s’, or watched them learn how to walk, or listened to them telling someone else how they want to be “just like mommy”, and so on.

    Praise the Lord for nap time when all of us can pause our day and refocus!!  Not to mention clean up!

5 Comments to The Start Of Our New Year

  • Haven’t been through all of that yet, but can certainly relate. =) Glad you had a great Christmas. We were thinking about you and praying for you and your family.

  • Now this one should be sent to Dr. Laura so the whole world can read it. You have the best job in the world and the best pay. It take you all the way through retirement.

    When were you going to write a book? I forget. 🙂

  • With a sense of humor like yours — you really should write a book!!
    I’m glad the dark cloud has turned inside out and you are seeing the bright side.

    No, I haven’t been through what you have — I only had five children– with spaces between, but I can picture a bit of what you are writing about.

    Blessings to you in the New Year. Sounds like you are off to a good start.

    Love and prayers, Gramma Margaret.

  • It sounds like the year is off to a great start. I can understand some of it. In my home another thing that makes it worth it is the surprise hugs and “I love you, Mama” anytime during the waking hours, even when I really don’t want to hear it…brings a little perspective back to the moment that it doesn’t matter what is going on someone still loves me and I need to love them back.