This is why I have kids!
I had a friend ask me at Christmas time who does not have kids what it was that I enjoyed about being a stay-home mom. It was an interesting question, and I actually had a hard time answering it for a few minutes, I'm still not sure I did a good job at the time. So I still think about it occasionally. Now sometimes there are days when I almost wonder at my decision to be a mom. I mean it really is the world's hardest job and it never, ever ends. Those I serve tend to be sticky, whiny, sometimes naughty. But then come those moments when I remember it all is worth it. My seven year old achieves some great accomplishment with such a big, happy, toothless smile. My four year old tells me a great story like only he can. And my baby discovers the wonder of water. He was in the tub last night and was so absolutely hypnotised by falling water in his tub. I thought to myself this is it, this is why I do this, so I can be the one sitting here when he first decides this new thing is just amazing! Then I get them all in bed, which seems like the biggest accomplishment ever, and they all look so lovely asleep that it is all worth it! And so I will do it all over again today!