There are five fingers on my hand … five toes on my foot. Some flowers have five petals and all pentagons have five sides. This post is about five things.
The Five Things I Like Most About Being a Mom
1. First impressions: Hubby’s expression when he saw each of our children for the first time. What? I can be sentimental too – sometimes. I just try not to make it a habit.
2. First words: Hearing those little voices engaged in an activity other than crying. Somehow they learned to say, “Mommy, you need to clean up that mess!” Who taught them to say that? More importantly, who made the mess? Not me.
3. Lookin’ out for each other: Seeing their concern for one another when one of them is hurt.
- Seeing their accomplishments (especially if it involves something that I taught them – I promise to keep bragging to a minimum)
- When they cook for me and otherwise take care of me – it’s my turn (Yeah, I’m selfish like that)
- When they teach me (my daughter taught me how to knit. She learned on the internet – how cool is that?)
- The best part is when they learn do things better than I can.
5. Seeing it sink in: Realizing that they actually listened to and learned from something I said – even though they didn’t look very interested at the time I said it. Some of the good stuff seems to be sticking despite my own short comings.
Five Things I Don’t Like…
(equal opportunity station, remember?)
1. When they are sick, sad, or otherwise hurt
2. Punishing them, but sometimes you gotta do it
3. Whining – whining- and more WHINING!
4. The yet untamed C-L-U-T-T-E-R!!!
5. Knowing that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. Despite my best advice, there are some things they just have to learn on their own even if it hurts (hurts me more than them sometimes).
Share your “fives” on parenting or just life in general. I’d love to hear from you.