Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

We had Mother's day in Norfolk with Rob. We went to the Officer's club for brunch- something we have never done before, because of the fact that it is on the Sabbath. The children still asked why we went out to eat on a Sunday. They just don't understand the whole traveling clause! It was really nice and relaxing. Later we came back to Rob's bachelor pad and played volleyball with the family and watched a movie and ate a Cold Stone ice cream cake. Yum!

For our Mother/Daughter night at Young Women's the week before, one of the questions they asked is why you like being a mom. I had to stop and consider. Why do I like being a mom? Do I like being a mom? The answer to that is, Yes! Here are my Top 10 reasons I like being Mom (in no particular order):
1. My kids are fun. We do lots of fun things together.
2. My kids keep me young. Emma tells me everything like I was one of her friends, just like I did with my Mom. I don't always pay as much attention as I should, but it's fun to hear the latest things the kids are doing. Right now it's, "your mom...." Yeah, like that hasn't been around a few times! "Your mother wears combat boots!" (That one doesn't work so well as an insult anymore.)
3. And besides that I get to hear all about Justin Beavers (or however you spell his last name) and the Jonas brothers and all about hair flips that make you go wild!
4. You learn so much as a parent. Patience being one of them. Lots and lots of Patience.
5. You get to review manners. This helps you remember them as well. Sometimes even adults slip and talk with their mouths open.
6. You learn to be consistent.
7. You remember how to enjoy life and laugh a lot more. My kids are so funny. We laugh all the time- (sometimes when we shouldn't.)
8. God's love doesn't seem so incomprehensible once you have your own children.
9. Lots and lots of love coming your way all the time. I love that they want to give me hugs and kisses still, even when I drop them off at school- they all still say, "love you Mom" and blow me kisses!
10. Watching your kids succeed, hoping they do better than you did, cheering them on and helping them in their goals. It's just all so exciting- where will they end up, what will they do, who will they become? So much potential! Sometimes it makes me burst out and start lecturing them about all that they can become and do if they just put that potential into overdrive. They don't like it when I do that, but sometimes I just can't contain it!
I grew up thinking I would be a terrible mother, because I hated to babysit. I guess it's just different when they are yours. I love being a Mom!


Searls Stuff said...

Belated Happy Mother's Day! I am glad you had a wonderful day. PS I hated to baby sit too!

Anonymous said...

baby sitting is not being a mother. It is being a maid to a child. So much more in being a physical care taker.

Princess and A BYU Fan said...

So fun! Being a mom is great I never quite understood it all until now. We luv you guys!!