Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Super Sappy, grab your toothbrush

There are days that I feel like the luckiest mom in the world. Then there are days I want to pull my hair out.

Some days I alternate between the two every hour or so.

They might be obedient and well behaved for a day (or an hour); helping each other, giving one another hugs, and most importantly, being calm and cooperative so I don't have to referee every five minutes and can actually get something done.

Or they might be punching each other, body slamming each other, stabbing one another with plastic swords, tearing toys from the hands of the other brother and most importantly being so cantankerous that I get nothing done because I have to spend the day refereeing and / or apologizing to unsuspecting bystanders at grocery stores or department stores for the tantrums of my sons.

But for as much as they sometimes make me want to pull my hair out of my head, I wouldn't trade it for any other position in the world. And even as I fantasize about organizing fundraisers and bake sales to pay for a nanny, I realize I would miss those crazy boys if I didn't have them attached to my hip everywhere I go.

Are all children this capricious?

Whether they are or they aren't, I will keep my barnacles as long as possible.

My friend Kellan wrote on her blog today about her little boy growing independent of her and I know that will happen with my boys sooner or later. When it does, I will shed many tears and eat many pounds of chocolate. But for now, I'll just relish the hundreds of times I hear them call, "mommy!" at the top of their little lungs.

From Adventures of the Grigg Boys


The Stiletto Mom said...

First! And sooo sweet. If it makes you feel better, boys love their mommies much longer than you would think. My son still leaves me love notes at almost 10 and I get at least 20 hugs a day. The saddest moment of my life? The day he realized he couldn't actually marry me. *sniff*

Kellan said...

This was a great post, Bex - very touching and so true! I love that photo too - aren't they the most wonderful things ever!!!!?!

I know you are planning your trip - it must be such an exciting time right now for you guys - vacation and new jobs - I'm so happy for you!

Take care - Kellan

Krista P said...

Those boys are lucky to have such a loving Mommy.