Friday, October 10, 2008


I have recently decided to be a better mother.

Yesterday Isaac and I blew bubbles. It has been way too long since I've done that. I watched Isaac run around, eyes lit up, trying to catch them and being disappointed when he actually did. The bubbles were beautiful: crystal clear, sparkly, reflecting every color of the rainbow. I felt like the hopes for my children were being whisked around on the warm breeze, weightless as a sigh.

I spend too much time on things that don't matter.


My floor.

The internet.


I want to make cookies more. I want to celebrate each holiday with a silly craft that we'll throw away within a week, but it will be fun to do. I want to wrestle with my boys more often. On my unmade bed. I want to talk to them - have conversations with their mispronounced words and random topics.

But being a good mommy takes planning. And time. I'm going to work on both.

This is a big deal, people. I'm turning a very heavy page.


heidizinha said...

did you just post last week about how you're an compulsive cleaner?

good luck sister! isn't it all true? balance, balance, balance.

Mommadj5 said...

You are a TERRIFIC mom - (way better than I ever was!), just be willing to drop what you're doing when the fun stuff pops up. You can't plan the precious moments (although I know what you mean about "planning" the crafts and such). Choosing to spend time with your kids takes a conscious effort to PUT THE BROOM DOWN and laugh with them. Easier said than done - I applaud your efforts to be there for them - you will not regret it. Like Heidi says - try to find a balance so your house does not drive you crazy either:-)! If you get this figured out let me know how you did it!!! Love you bunches.

Mommadj5 said...

Had to add something else - sorry. Excuse me but laundry, books, clean house etc. DO matter!! Just not as much as the kids - but don't belittle the time spent doing things that are necessary to run a household and keep you happy. Ok, now I'm done...

Jan said...

I love the way you think. And your resolutions are wonderful. You go girl.