Wednesday, December 28, 2011

I love being a mom.

There. I said it. I really do love being a mom.

I find that for the most part when talking to friends or family about our children - we - moms - dads - whomever - tend to focus on the crazy moments.


I tell my mother how my daughter lost her mind and became demon child in Target. I tell friends, as well. I explain how she told me to leave her alone the other night. Then when I shouted "excuse me?" she added a "please" to the request. Or maybe order?


And I guess I do tell my mom the good stuff, too. But when I turn to my virtual world of peeps I often (not necessarily always in here, but more often than not) focus on the needs of a sanity break. Just read my twitter stream. You'll see how sanity is underrated is a theme of mine.


But I love being a mom. The moments my daughter brings me are completely incredible and refreshing and though stressful at times, things I'd never pass up for even a minute. Ever.

We took her to see Chipwrecked and although her focus was on the HUGE popcorn in front of her, watching her stand up and dance with abandon at the final scene was beyond precious.

When I put my parents on speaker and she sings for them, whether the words are the right ones (Baby, you're a firework!) or she's making up the Chanukah blessings (more right than you'd expect at age 4) it's unforgettable.

Watching her write Thank You and I <3 U to people who have given her gifts this holiday season.

Laughing together over whatever happens to be funny at the moment.

Her excitement over the smallest things.

SO despite her eating me out of house and home, wanting a cookie, or two, or four, every hour or so, and not getting to sleep until way after ten o'clock, I'd never skip those book reading, snuggling, hand-holding, hair-brushing (even with the 'ow' after 'ow'), keppe kissing moments for anything in the world. Ever.



16 comments:

christina said...

WORD!
this brought tears to my eyes as i'm on the cusp of having a 2yo (tomorrow) and am very emotional. and incredibly blessed.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

So true! We do complain but I wouldn't change being a mom for anything.

Nicole said...

This is so sweet. I totally feel the same way. I love being a mom too. Even when the kids are driving me totally up the wall.

Amber said...

There is nothing like being a Mom. I dare say we even got it better then Dads because we are there and see all the nitty gritty. I wouldn't trade this life for nothing. Even when I feel like running away. :) Beautiful post.

Shell said...

Aw, this is so sweet!

I definitely share the hard stuff a lot more than the sweet. Seems natural to complain or talk about the tough... when things are going great or there are sweet moments, I don't usually take the time to write/tweet about them... but they are definitely there!

Shelly said...

Aw, shucks. I guess I love being a mom too even though there are times I wanna pull my hair out. LOL

Amy said...

Very true. I wouldn't trade being a mother for anything. Even on the bad days.

Lora said...

yes. yes yes yes.

It's easy to complain to one another. that's the language we speak. We speak in whines and wishes. To talk of the positives is somehow rude or bragging or construed as lying or rose-coloring.

But being a mom is one of the best things in the world.
When it isn't the worst...

Adrienne said...

LOVE!

Jackie said...

I wouldn't give it up for anything in the world either!

I wrote about the same thing today too!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh cute picture :-) May your Target tantrums be on the way out ;-)

Rachel said...

I LOVE that you love being a mom! I love that you share everything with us. I hope your life is as beautiful as you are!

Two Normal Moms said...

I love this. I love being a mom, too, though my baby is a bit older at 17 :)

Liz said...

That picture is so cute of your daughter peeking out from behind you!

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

God knows I bitch about stuff a lot, but I do love being a mom!

Jenn and Casey said...

Awww. Beautiful post.

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