oh! the joy of motherhood…it takes a lot of SOMETHING

I woke to the smell of cooking eggs and muffins.

“Don’t look, mama!!” is screamed at me.

Plates made of goofy writing and coffee cups with smiling pictures adhered carefully are as good as gift of gold.

The sun shines down on gleaming smiles and freshly scrubbed faces.

“He’s touching me!”

“She used my blue legos!”

The worst tragedies ever.


We manage lunch with grandmas that do not end in bloody messes.

Chicken!  Corn-on-the-cob!  Cole slaw!  Maiming!  Destruction!

Naptime finally arrives.

“I wanna have a lemonade stand!”

“I wanna play <insert gaming system here>!”

I run…RUN….one-legged….to the nap.

Night will come with bedtime and little dragging feet.

The kids hug so hard to avoid the bed.  That’s alright, I’ll take advantage.

“I need a drink,” They declare a hundred times.

“i need to go potty,” They declare a hundred and one.

They finally sleep and I get to work.  Yawning means work is over for the night.

I head my chair off to bed, and am surprised at what I find.

Kids comfy, cozy, sleeping in my bed.

Happy Mother’s Day to me.

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11 Responses to oh! the joy of motherhood…it takes a lot of SOMETHING

  1. uthostage May 12, 2010 at 12:22 PM #

    Sounds like a perfect Mother’s Day to me. Hope you had a happy one!
    .-= uthostage´s last blog ..The 80’s are still painful. =-.

  2. Jenty May 11, 2010 at 3:26 AM #

    sounds like the perfect Mothers Day to me :)
    .-= Jenty´s last blog ..Girls are special too =-.

  3. thepeachy1 May 10, 2010 at 9:57 PM #

    Sam and Dusty were gone for mothers day, Lloyd and Alex slept in, when Alex got up at 1030 he said, oh I want to make you breakfast. Code for, “cook and clean it up mom” so we did. Lloyd got up at noon, and pretended not to notice it was mothers day. But Sam had left me a card that was awesome I shall have to scan it. It was totally you. Totally Mayhewba.

  4. Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] May 10, 2010 at 5:17 PM #

    Takes a lot of Awesome and you has it.

  5. Kristin May 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM #

    Hehe, we refer to bedtime as the Battle of Stallingrad…’cause gawd do they ever stall. It sounds like your kids have it down to a science too.
    .-= Kristin´s last blog ..To all the women in my life… =-.

  6. Traci May 10, 2010 at 3:10 PM #

    My kids are always in my bed too :) I’m going to love that for as long as it lasts :)
    …My kids are also always arguing, don’t love that as much!

  7. Jennifer May 10, 2010 at 2:01 PM #

    Close to a perfect Mother’s day for you.:) If she could just lay off his darn Legos.
    .-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Cruise Travel Tips from a Top Cruise Agent =-.

  8. mommabird2345 May 10, 2010 at 11:45 AM #

    Sounds like a wonderful day.

  9. tricia May 10, 2010 at 9:57 AM #

    Sounds like a wonderful day! You are truly blessed.
    .-= tricia´s last blog ..On Being A Mom =-.

  10. Kara Potterbaum May 10, 2010 at 9:21 AM #


  11. Mandi Bone May 10, 2010 at 8:57 AM #

    My 5 year old got out of bed because she forgot how her blankets work. It sounds like a great mothers day.
    .-= Mandi Bone´s last blog ..A happy post =-.

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