Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I don't typically post anything new on weekends or holidays because when I'm home, I try to really be home with my family. If readers demanded it, maybe I'd shoot for a midnight post, but we're not quite there yet :-).
I had the best weekend I've had with my kids in a long time. I didn't accomplish anything I was "supposed" to like laundry, cleaning out kids closets - cleaning out my own closet, but I did accomplish what was most important: having fun with my family. I don't think I'm a bad mom, but I definitely have days where I feel like I've been a really good mom. This last holiday weekend was just that. I felt like my kids got the best of me and I got the best of them. It makes coming back to work dealable for the day.
I have great kids. They somehow always know how important it is for me to be present during (what I consider) the most important moments of their lives. My oldest daughter lost her front tooth, which was an episode of screaming delight and joy, my youngest daughter cut her second tooth which she was more than happy to demonstrate while gnawing on my finger and my son, well, he just loved me.
I love my girls, but there is something special about a mother's bond with her son. He and I play this game, the "What Do I Need Game," which consists of me asking "What do I need, gee, I just don't know..." and him coming from anywhere in the house to give me a hug. He's so impressed that this hug of his is what I ALWAYS need. When I ask him "How did you know I needed this?" he always responds with the biggest smile, "Mommy, I just know." He is my toughest to discipline, but my sweetest to love.
I'm back to playing the Lotto this week. It's funny how before all I wanted to win was enough to live in a great big mansion with a maid. Now, I just want enough to pay off my modest house and be our family maid. Perspective is everything.
Posted by The Lady of the House... at 8:11 AM