Thursday, February 25, 2010

For the record

The other day Girlie asked me "Do you like being a Mom?"

I side-stepped the question a little. "Of course, I love you two both more than anything."

And I do. But yes, I get a little hung up on the daily logistics. Do I like breaking up fights or playing with playdough or picking up little tiny Polly Pockets or saying things like - get your head out of the toilet, no really I mean it right now? Not exactly. A large part of mothering is damn hard work. Damn hard aggravating work. The kind that makes you want to sing take this job and shove it in your best Dolly falsetto.

But I also realize that years from now my kids might read this blog and think that all I do is complain about them. So for the record, yesterday was a good day. They actually played together for an hour without intervention. I made dinner without burning it, bought myself some earrings, got some work done. We had some good moments. We do have good moments quite bit and I don't feel the need to vent about them. Yesterday was one of those days, the good kind.

The day before, not so much, but let's not mention the details.

But good Lord I love my kids. Fiercely. I can't imagine life without them.

So do I like being "the mother"? Eh.

Do I like being their mother? Absolutely.

1 comment:

latisha said...

too funny. i was just telling drew this morning, "i dont want to do the mom stuff today. not i dont want to be a mom. i want to hang out and play and laugh and snuggle, but can someone else come make the lunch, change the diaper, deal with the crying and screaming, and clean up the damn wood blocks i keep stepping on..."
must be in the air.