Sunday, November 18, 2007

A New Week...

I know my calendar is still blank, but that's because I forgot to write everything down. I think I will forget for a little while longer, it gives the illusion that my life isn't so hectic...

But in Reality, I will wake up in the morning, get children fed and clothed, check backpacks, find shoes, load children and take Nathan to preschool for speech therapy, go back home, work on boys' Christmas quilts, load children, pick up Nathan, feed boys lunch, load children and take Oren to kindergarten, go home, finish housework and babysit assorted children, go pick Oren up, help with homework and snack-getting, tidy up living room again for piano-lessons, teach, cook, yell (a little) , breathe, pajamas, send kids to bed. With other sundry activities such as Visiting teachers, cookie baking, Doctors appointments, and so forth.

But how refreshing to know that every other mother that I know is doing the exact same thing, or they are lying. :-)

I will also get kisses in the morning, "mommy can we snuggle?" whispered in my ear, sweet thank you's for putting bananas in their sandwich, full body hugs with sweet fists wrapped in my hair by a baby who believes the wetter the kiss, the better, ouwies to make all better, eyes to wipe dry, smiles when I pick up children from school, "mommy I need you" because they really do, and some because they just want me. I get to do lion kisses at bedtime and sneak in later to readjust the bed clothes and tuck in adorable little toes. I get to wonder at how much my 5-year old knows. And how fast the baby can crawl when he wants me.

How lucky I am...

5 comments:

The Holloways said...

Very true to all you said!!! You put it all out just the right way! :)

Melinda said...

Beautifully put! I'm so excited to see another cousin in the bloggin clan!! You can check us out, in case you don't already have it, at ameboschi.blogger.com. I can't wait to see what else you put up in the future! cousin melinda

Farrell Family online! said...

I was excited to see that you started a blog too. It has been so fun to be able to keep in touch with everyone this way. If you don't have our blog address it is jsefarrell.blogspot.com.
Sarah (Hiatt) Farrell

Kathy said...

Hi Michelle,
It's your Aunt Kathy. Loved your entry "A New Week" - you said it so well!! I love reading all my neices' blogs and hope some day I'll get brave enough to try one myself.

Calista said...

Hey! Melinda told me that you had a blog, so I came to check it out! I have really enjoyed the blogging, since it keeps me in touch with what others are doing and helps me feel so much closer to everyone. I used to really feel the age gap between myself and several of the cousins (and my siblings) but now that there are so many of us in the "married with children" category, it's fun to trade stories and realize just how similar we are now. In case you don't have it yet, our blog is sckmutter.blogspot.com, and I look forward to seeing new things on your page :)