Thursday, October 1, 2009

some thoughts

It seems like lately all I've been doing is the very same thing every single day. Wake up. Prayers (in which I always pray that I can have enough energy to make it through the day, oh, and that my children will not die) Get kids breakfast. Give Greggory a bath. Clean house. Exercise. Quick shower. Lunch. Possible give Greggory another bath. Storytime. Naptime (for everyone, even me). Playtime. Dinner. Scriptures. Bed. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

Sometimes I think I will go crazy.

And yet, it's not all drudgery. I've learned to take as much pleasure as possible in the littlest things. For example:
a working vacuum brings a lot of joy.
Magic Erasers are reason enough to get up in the morning.
A new kind of cheese for my lunch sandwich makes me smile.
I've also learned that there is no substitute for premium laundry detergent.

I've also learned to enjoy my children for their little accomplishments as well.
Brooklyn's anxiety about riding the bus as completely subsided and that is reason enough to celebrate.
Roman's announcement about "hitting the hole" in the toilet always brings a sigh of relief.
and whenever Greggory attaches a "pwetty pwease?" to his requests makes me hug him tight.

So the grand thought here is that life is all about the little moments. The difference in the overall quality of my life is to be grateful for the little things.

And I think I have a pretty good life.


The Huffmans said...

Hey Birdie,
It is always such a pleasure to read your updates. I could hear your contagious laughter when I read, "Roman's announcement about "hitting the hole" in the toilet always brings a sigh of relief." Well, you know, in my head I could. :) I am glad you are doing well and I think you are definitely a SUPER mom. I think of you often. Take care 'ol buddy.

Brock and Kristina said...

Definitely not easy, but so worth it. Thanks for the reminder. :) Keep it up!!

Davis Family said...

You are an inspiration to me!

Cindy said...

good reminder to appreciate the small things.

hey, will you send me your address so i can update my christmas card list?

Jill said...

Thanks for that! I TOTALLY agree. We are pretty lucky to be at home with our little ones! Love ya!
p.s. your kids are so cute...I think Greggory looks just like a Stallings.

Leserlee said...

Two baths a day? What does that little boy do? And I understand about the monotony. It gets pretty old, pretty quick. If you ever want to make the drive down to IF, I would love to hang out with you. Missed you at graduation the other night. There were some great preggo pictures of you working with the Jr. MGs.

Bingham Family said...

Thanks for sharing... what a great take on the life of a mommy.By the way... loved the pit of Roman in the princess outfit. We had a good laugh.