Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The joys of motherhood

How true these words ring:

"So when the great word 'Mother!' rang once more,
I saw at last its meaning and its place;
Not the blind passion of the brooding past,
But Mother -- the World's Mother -- come at last,
To love as she had never loved before --
To feed and guard and teach the human race." -- Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Except of course when you have kids like mine. This is based on a True Story.

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Sweet? Innocent? Adorable?
Adorable... I think yes. The rest, I think not!

Unless of course the Little People cow and farmer like residing in the toilet with the refuse of the humans who own them. I mean, they could perhaps. Personally I doubt it. Good thing my husband has patience and kindness coursing through his veins. and a good wrench. Because he had to take that toilet apart to rescue those poor toys. Now they are resting in the landfill. RIP

And I guess the baby powder was just asking to be "set free" from the shackles of its plastic prison. My boys answered the call to action and freed the oppressed mass (of powder) Mommy, however is more of a tyrant. I put the newly released powder in another prison... a vacuum bag. Except for the escapees that managed to elude the vacuum. I just rubbed them into oblivion. I feel like Saddam. But I am cuter. and I don't live in a hole. At least not at the moment. I may do so to escape my kids. As long as I have wireless, I will be OK!

Ahhh, the joys of motherhood... Yes, even with all the naughtiness, mouthiness and fighting my kids do I still love them. What mother wouldn't? Because being a mother is an enormous responsibility, a wonderful and scary gift. A blessing, a curse. All of those wrapped into a little body full of energy, sweetness, brattiness, rebellion, and immense love. I wouldn't trade it for the world.

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

Your kids do sound adorable. And hilarious.

ciara said...

just wait til they're tweens/teens! haha :)

Seeker said...

cute!!!

On "Relaxing" Days, you arent suppose to do ANY chores...none..try it, you''ll like it

HeatherL said...

OMW, Mimi! I'm laughing so hard right now. I totally needed that. :D The whole powder/vaccuum thing and you feeling like Saddam. Have mercy. If I'm not careful I'm going to wake up the kids. I'm already getting funny looks from the dog. You are so funny! I feel like Saddam. ROFL

Toni said...

omg hahahah that was awesome mimi and i still crack up at the powder incident

Kathy B! said...

Your kids!! They'd fit right in with mine. Next time I go on deferral your family's coming with us :)

Wendi said...

LMAO!!! yeah been there done that!!! toilets in my house have been taken apart numerous times!! oh lord...the joys of motherhood!! LOL and isn't it amazing how many places that damn powder can go!! ha ha.....BUT I do have to say they look very innocent to me!!! :o)

Fiona said...

lol you are way cuter than Sadam! All powder begs for freedom, that is why i never buy it!

Busy-Budget Moms said...

I agree! My daughter likes to empty an entire bottle of lotion, on top of the babies head. =-) Gotta love em!

Just A Mom (Call me JAM for short) said...

It's kind of funny what us mom's are willing to put up with!

As ciara said, "Just wait til they're tweens/teens!"

That's when the fun REALLY starts!

Jess @ NBP said...

wonderful post!! LOL

blueviolet said...

Your kids are keeping it real for you!

Kelly said...

That is great! I can just picture you with the powder!

Lana said...

Oh joy! Yes, I admit, I giggled. Sorry. I bet the cat is happy the powder didn't "flee" in her direction!!

sheila said...

RIP little toys! lol. Funny post. My girls had a salt and sugar one day (as teens). I almost had a heartattack. So did they once they figured out how to clean up salt and sugar themselves. That's the beauty of them getting older. lol

Moo said...

LMAO Mimi your boys are adorable!!! ANd the way you tell it is tooo funny! ROck on twin

Ann said...

I completely agree with you.

There are good days, and there are bad days. But I can't imagine my life any other way. (And it's funny, I never really thought I would have children.)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Motherhood is absolutely a blessing...and they keep you grounded... ;)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Sounds like they've been having lots of fun lately! hee-hee