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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Motherhood - Late Night Musings

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One of the things I like to do when I have a few spare minutes is browse Pinterest for quotes that either entertain me, give me inspiration or just hits a spot that I can relate to.  In particular, I have a lot of motherhood quotes saved because I'm currently a SAHM so really, the mom role never gets turned off, not even for a potty break.  (Did you know moms aren't allowed to go the bathroom in peace? Can you imagine if we could?!)  

I was going through my saved quotes tonight, as it has been a challenging week with the kids and I needed some inspiration.  
Days with my three kids can be long, and I admit...very challenging and trying at times.  A 15-hour day brings its moments of fun and joy, but unfortunately, sometimes, moments like these take over:

- Two kids fighting and poking at eachother in the car, which leads to both crying, and me in the front seat feeling helpless and completely annoyed.

- At mealtime each kid wants to eat something different, and none of it is what I've just cooked.

- Asking the kids to do something over and over and over again, but all I get is ignored.

- I sit down to finally eat a (already cold) meal, then the baby wakes up from her nap.

- The kids fight over the same toy.  Repeat.  ALL. DAY.

Frustration, and just pure exhaustion cause me to lose my cool at times, and I'm not proud of it.  Patience is something that I am constantly working on with my three kids.  Like the quote above mentions, there are days when I feel like I'm just doing everything I'm totally failing.  And I pray to be better the next day.  Sometimes I am.  Sometimes I am not.  But I always try and am a constant work in progress.

I also saw this on Pinterest a while back and it always spoke to me when I feel like I needed to step back and check myself.
When I first saw this, it really spoke to me because everything on the left were things that I found myself complaining about all the time.  Looking at it from a grateful perspective helped me so much, as this the way I want to always look at everything.  It's hard, and I won't always be able to do it, but what I can do is put my best effort in to try.  

Being a mother, and a stay at home mom at that is exhausting and challenging...but it's also the most rewarding, amazing, and most important job that I'll ever have in my life.  These early years with the kids are so unbelievably precious.  And I wouldn't trade it for anything.  


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