"Boys are found everywhere—on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair
and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket."
Author: Alan Beck

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Do You See What I See?

Some days are rough.  I'm on the go from sunup to sundown, without even a moment to to stop and think...or a second to sit.

Scratch that, I lied.  All days are rough.

There are days that are better than others, and times where I'm not sure whether or not I'll make it until my husband walks through the door.  It's part of motherhood, and I accept and love the task.

But it's not the coffee my husband brings me each morning, the bits of chocolate I am able to sneak every now and then, or the nightly glass of wine that fuels my tired self.

It's my staircase sprinkled with cowboy boots,
the toilet paper roll that prefers to lie on the floor,
the alligator who graciously greets me at the top of the stairs,
the crocodile who sleeps in my bed,
the creative way my boys recycle old pickle jars,
the candy wrappers that do their best to cover up for the culprit who consumed them,
the little gifts I'm given when it's not even a holiday,
and my walls checkered with the most brilliant artwork known to man.
(Lady Liberty.  Isn't she lovely?)

This is MY fuel.  The little glimpses that catch my eye throughout the day and remind me to pause, smile, and laugh.

These unexpected treasures that appear on a daily basis are the reasons why motherhood isn't as hard as it sometimes may seem.

What's YOUR fuel?

1 comment:

  1. Babydoll - You are a mother with NO EQUAL! All Mom's love their kids, but the difference between the best and the rest is the physical energy that a mom commits to her kids EVERY minute of EVERY day. You are hardcore nonstop, I've never known anything like it. The other moms are reading this in between Facebook snooping, and 'me' time on the couch while their kids could use some attention. No joke...you are the BEST! Thank you! I appreciate you! I love you! - Me