I love being a mother. It's my favorite job in the whole world. I'll never do anything I love more. Growing up, I dreamed of being a wife and mother and my dream came true! I also dreamed that I would have more children. 8+ sounded so nice. My dream became four children and a few heartbreaks that didn't last for long. Four children is a lovely dream too and I'm so glad they're mine.
When my children were young, and busy, and loud, and rough, and had a million pets I daydreamed about quiet. Actually, I daydreamed about clean and quiet. I still wanted to be a mother forever but an afternoon of quiet just sounded so delicious. In my stressed out moments I would daydream about what I would do with an entire afternoon to myself. In my ultimately overwhelmed moments I would go so far as to daydream about a get-away all by myself in a hotel for a night. Clean, quiet, peaceful. It never became a reality. The daydream would get me through the moment and the hotel would long be forgotten. I would be happy again with the noise and chaos that were my home.
This afternoon, I'm home alone. The boys are in San Antonio. India is at a movie with friends.
It's so quiet. My daydream was way over-rated.
The house just seems empty and I miss my children - my friends.
Just this morning India had me taking pictures of Raja in her sunglasses. Wonderful use of time.
I'm glad she's not gone for long now but what will I do when she really grows up?
Without Keaton & Landon around no one is getting thrown in the pool with their clothes on.
You can tell from Grant's smile that he volunteered. Such a great friend to make their dream come true!
Apparently all guys think it's a great idea - why else would he volunteer?
No one has been tackled either! I haven't experienced a single practical joke all week.
I'm glad this isn't going to last for long! I'm loving this summer. I look forward to the fall and returning to our homeschool schedule. Nolan coming home. I love being a mother.
Although in the back of my mind I wonder what I'll be when all my afternoons are like today. I'll be a mother forever but someday they'll grow-up and leave home. I'm not daydreaming about clean and quiet nearly as much! On the bright side, not too long ago Keaton told me I could homeschool all the grandkids.
Being a mother is the best. Oh, how I love my children.