Happy Almost Mother's Day!
Forget dragons and snakes...I'm still holding out hope that this will be the Year of the Picnic Table!?
Anyway...it's time for Day 4 of 5 of the Mother's Day Mania!
Today's theme is what do you enjoy most about being a mother...or...have you had an embarrassing mom moment?
Now...I'm sure if I ask my kids, they'll be able to tell me (you) gobs of times I embarrassed them. Well, maybe I shouldn't have pluralized that...I shoulda just said, kid, as in my oldest...my teenager...the one who gets embarrassed because I write notes on envelopes.
*GASP* Can you believe I had the audacity to write a note...to the secretary...on a blank envelope?!
Anywhoodles...I'm sure he could go on and on about times that I've embarrassed him...but other than the envelope thing? I think I'm a pretty cool mom!
So...clearly...I have no embarrassing moments...an besides, I wanna write about what I love about being a mom!
Which, besides everything...is everything. (Minus the discipline, the worry, the irrational fears, the never ending laundry...) Like I said...everything.
Okay...but, really...I do love being a mom. But the best thing?
The very, very best thing?
The smiles on their faces when they see me after work or search me out in a crowded gymnasium.
I love the kisses.
I love knowing that I am the only person on this earth that knows them through and through.
I love the snuggles, the quiet times, the crazy times, the lazy times...
I love hearing "I need me, mom" from my Baby Girl...or, when we do something fun...I love that my little prompt, "Thanks mom, you're..."
Results in a chorus of "YOU'RE THE BEST, MOM!"
There is nothing more satisfying...more enjoyable...more rewarding to me, than being a mom.
I love pregnancy and (believe it or not) I love childbirth.
We have a joke in our family...we always say, "I'm so glad God gave me my kids instead of someone else's!" (No offense to your children...I'm sure you feel the same way!)
I love the bonding, the book reading, the owie kissing, and the back rubbing.
Honestly...I do love it all.
But mostly...above all else?
I love the love.
The getting and the giving...