Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mothering Four Kids

A blog essay on:

Being a Mother of Four

Being a mother to four kids is a roller coaster. Its ups and downs, yelling one minute, hugging the next. Its extreme emotions from being completely overwhelmed to being completely euphoric holding your baby. Its having no energy to do anything, even when you do have the time to get things done. Its no sleep, and no naps. Its spending nap time staring at your baby's sweet sweet face. Its lots and lots and LOTS of spit up, and even more diaper changes. Its weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, and usually not from the new baby. Its being amazed as your kids become older all at once as they assume the role of "older sibling." Its toys everywhere, and cartoons. Disney movies and color crayons. Its hot dogs and frozen meals. Its trying to get into a brand new schedule and probably failing most the time. But still trying. Its lots of help from family and friends and appreciating how much people do for you. Its lots of hugs and kisses. Its sweet baby breath that doesn't last near long enough. Its carpet stains and picking up messes. Its your heart growing double in size one more time. Pretty much, to sum it all up: its just about perfect. Most of the time. (Except for the messes and the poop and the crying.) :)

3 awesomeness!...and attractiveness!:

Pogue Fam said...

Oh Melinda I admire you :) Really I do. You have been such a "pro" mom, I don't know how you do it all. It was such a blast hanging out today! Let's not wait so long before our next girls outing!!!

Shane & Laina said...

You are amazing, I wish I could look at the positives as well as you. Way to go!!!

Jenifer said...

Amen to that! Glad you joined the CLUB