I want to be in all senses of the words, All. Things. Mama.
As far back as I can remember I've wanted to be a mom, not just any mom, but the mom that stays home with her kids full time. The mom who loves even when she is not loved back, who can't breathe without thinking of her kids first. The mom who loves teaching, playing, cooking, baking, laughing, and kissing owies. The mom who is ALL THINGS MAMA. My husband and I scrimp so that dream can be fulfilled. Being a mom is not part time for me. It is something that has captured my heart. All of the going ons of my life start with thoughts of my kids. My kids consume my love and my life and I allow it because, with God's help they are the essence of what makes me a mother. This is me...

kids: the reason for moms

kids: the reason for moms

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Jot everything down...

Just so you know, Taylor Swift's new song does not say "jot everything down" in the chorus like I thought.  I'm glad I was mistaken though because it makes for a good blog topic. I want to "jot everything down" that my kids do so I won't forget, so they can look back and laugh at themselves.  That is part of the reason (well A LOT of the reason) I started this blog.  It is an archive of memories they can look back on.
Jot everything down..take pictures with friends during your mom's coffee date with her friend. :)
The actual lyrics say "drop everything now".  Still fitting for my life.  I'm working on dropping everything when my kids ask for my attention.  Paying bills, cleaning, cooking, these can all be dropped to read a little book, tickle a kid, or kiss a cheek.  I don't want to be the mom who, without turning their way, absent mindedly says "yes, honey, that's great" when my kids ask me to watch them do something.  I want them to remember the mommy who always celebrated their accomplishments, played with them, and taught them things.
Drop everything now and run in the sprinkler...and let them wear their helmet if they want..haha
Yesterday, I made the conscious effort to drop everything, leave behind a messy kitchen, and get the kids outside before noon.  We did it, but Guapo made another escape before I could get him on his stake leash.  I wasn't about to bail him out of jail again, so this made for an interesting situation, but the kids loved it! I grabbed both of their hands and we headed down the street to get him.  Literally down, because we live on a hill.  Luckily, he hadn't made it past the intersection to the other neighborhoods because at 8 1/2 months pregnant I was already sweating and not looking forward to the short walk to the end of our street.  So, after catching him, I carried Guapy-pop (our new nickname for him that the kids and I made up) on my right side and held both kids' hands in my left hand.  We walked back up the hill toward home and of course 2 of our 4 neighbors saw our crazy little circus going home.  I really wished I had a picture of that..because I wanted to see what we looked like!
Drop everything and meet the ice cream truck/van for the first time.  Jot everything down and make picture memories swimming at a friend's house.
After our early before noon play time outside, we went back inside to our messy house and ate lunch.  Then, as the kids napped, I got the things picked up and cleaned that we left behind earlier to make our memories.  The pool was all clean and filled with fresh water being warmed by the sun so when they woke up they could take a dip.  Dropping everything made the day much more fun! The only thing I'm sorry to report is that the camera didn't make it out of my purse to take any photos.

Speaking of jotting everything down, I had this entire blog written out last night, all I had to do was add the pictures and somehow this morning I pressed a button and everything was gone! Talk about a bummer, but I think I wrote it better the second time around. :)

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