Thursday, April 05, 2007


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!

8 comments:

love.boxes said...

Michelle, I love this post. And look at J, he is so cute!

vanessa said...

Wow! It is a huge job isn't it? I do not have any children of my own...I am quite an overgrown child myself....I do not think I am tough enough to be a mom... resilient. But, I commend you and say, thank goodness for mommies like you! Your children are so blessed! A good mom is a very very important gift. I see it now, as an adult.. I had an amazing mom...Some of my friends did not....I see the difference in people though! So, Bravo to you sweet girl! xxo,Vanessa

Sarah Smiles said...

He is the cutest! You do a wonderful job with my niece and nephews. Thank you so much!!!!!!!

HollyDoodleDesigns said...

Just wanted to give you an "amen, sista". I love this post and this picture could be in an ad campaign for baby shampoo...just beautiful. You'll have to go read my post a few posts back on my blog about when my little ones were sick. Thank you GOD for making me a mother!

vanessa said...

Pssssst....I was here....hee hee.. I loveseeing you in my world too......xxo,Vanessa

camille said...

I love this and agree with you 100%.

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Never been to this blog before, and though I loved reading through all of it, this is what stopped me to say, WOW!!! And so true Michelle!! Love this post.

Sonia ~ C. Crafts & Collectibles said...

Michelle, yeah, it's me again...I have been nominated the Thinker Blog award yesterday, and while thinking who I should nominate, I remembered this particualr post and was hounding the blog space to find you and nominate you. I just had to show this post off.