Mothers, why is it so difficult, at times, to move past the mundane, same old, daily routine of life, especially for us moms? I personally feel like I haven't moved forward much lately. I can get easily frustrated with just maintaining. I want to move into more than just washing dishes, sweeping floors, and doing laundry everyday. I know these things need to be done and thanks to the children, they do. Yes, I have schedules, routines, and all sorts of time management sheets plastered on my refrigerator, bedroom dresser, computer, etc. Where don't I have these reminders?
I walk around my house and see hot wheel marks on walls and plaster chipped off my walls from lots of rowdy little boys!! Oh.....can't forget when I clean my bathrooms....well, the next day....they STINK!!! Little boys again!!! Or, when I'm in the laundry room or washing dishes, I realize I hadn't heard the little boys for a few minutes....shhhhhh.......QUIET.....oh no, we all know what that means. Yep..... I walk into my clean bathroom to find toothpaste smeared all over the sink....oh, oh, oh,.....those little boys again!! Did I forget to mention about how my toddlers got into my fingernail polish and decided to paint the bathroom toilet and mirror...yep, my sweet little boys :) Yeah, why not expose every misdemeanor these little guys are committing? And to top it off......I had bought some markers the other day and my 1 yr old decided he wanted to make himself look like a rainbow......oh yes......this being a few days after I had to clean him off with finger nail polish remover ;0
OH......the joys of motherhood!! PRAISE THE LORD!!! There are days of just crying and then there are those days of shouting for JOY......Laughing when you really want to cry.....and Running away at times....LOL Driving down the road for a moment to catch your breath can work wonders and being able to ask the Lord again for the millionth time...."God, why do I have these many children?" And only, as He can answer says...."They are my gifts to you sweetheart".... if I could see His face, He would be smiling :D
Motherhood can be so challenging at times......then at the same time, oh so REWARDING!!! These are true joys even though they can really get on my last nerve. I call them joys because I need to remind myself that these days will soon be a memory, as we all know ...... these babies will one day be grown men.