Instead of posting the traditional tribute to the outstanding Mom's in my life, I'm going to talk about why I love being a Mom. I know we all have days where we don't want to get out of bed and get our kids dressed, or give them baths and handle all their questions. But there are some golden days - days where you feel like you totally have it together and you truly believe that being a Mom is the best thing in the entire world.
I love the first few weeks after having a baby. For me, it was just me and the little guy - hanging out, sleeping, eating...relaxing. That 'together' time is awesome.
I love that my boys want to be where I am. Naturally, this can also drive me NUTS. No matter where I run to hide or escape, they always seem to find me. And when they do they latch on to my legs...
After they get hurt I am the first one they run to for comfort.
I love covering their clean little bodies with lotion after a bath.
I love tickling them so much that they are laughing hysterically...which in turn makes me laugh hysterically.
The things they say are priceless.
I love to sing with my boys.
I love being able to introduce them to so many things.
I also love that I am surrounded by so many wonderful women who are great examples to me. Even those who don't yet have children influence me in so many ways. Women like my sister who is a marvel to behold with her 3 kids. Women like Ann who is expecting her first little baby next month and all the other women in between. None of us know what we're doing, but somehow we all get through the craziness and relish in the radical moments of motherhood. Mom's rock. Happy Mother's Day!