Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mommy Priorities.

Have you noticed that once you become a mommy your life takes a drastic change? Instead of personal time spent on recreation and leisure you become a whirlwind of parental duties and diapers. I get completely worn out by the days end. I guess that's why I passed out last night on the couch.

Carting the kids to and from school, activities, homework, fixing dinner, packing lunches and getting clothes ready for school, scrounging up show and tells, etc. all has me on a non-stop roller coaster screaming for a halt.

I remember the days of pre-mommihood. I definitely had more time for:

Reading novels whenever I felt the desire. Now my reading is done late at night or not at all.

Writing and dreaming up stories.
I used to spend hours and hours thinking up new plots and short stories. Now I find myself to be too mentally exhausted to write anything except this blog.

Socializing with buds and pursuing interests. I really miss my carefree college days and our 11:00 p.m. ice cream runs to Albertson's. Hanging out in the boys dorms just listening to music and talking or going to the hot springs with my roommate was so fun! I also used to scrapbook a lot. Now I do all of my scrapbooking online. I really need to make time for scrapbooking and friends again.

Long luxurious bubble baths by candlelight. I used to soak forever with chocolate in one hand, a book in the other. Heaven on earth! Now if it's not the kids bugging me it's the hubby.

Eating out in restaurants. Well, I still eat out in restaurants when I go shopping but there is a lot more whining, uneaten food, and McDonald's involved.

Having more money. We spend a fortune on diapers for my daughter that still doesn't want to use the potty. School supplies, the never ending replacement of holey jeans, snacks for school, sports and scouts, and the necessities of raising two kids can really kill the pocketbook!

Despite all of this I still wouldn't trade being a mommy for all the money in the world. They are my life, my joy, my every happiness. Seeing their smiling faces makes my heart want to literally burst from joy. I love their strong personalities and the off-the wall comments they come up with.

Collin is growing into an active, social, kind-hearted little boy. He is sensitive of others and it pains him to see anyone get hurt. He loves everyone. He tries hard to please others, especially his teacher at school. I just love him so much! He is such a special boy.

Carlee is learning to communicate better and to be active with her peers. She is also getting more strong willed every day which could be good or bad, depending on the situation. She is so sweet though when she comes up to me out of the blue to give me a hug and say, "I love you!" It melts any frustration away. She is mommy's sweetheart.

My kids are my world and I would be devastated if any tragedy ever befell them. They are so beautiful and the closest thing to angels on earth. I love you guys!! Thank you for letting me be your mommy. I treasure you always.


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Anonymous said...

You almost made me cry