Monday, October 03, 2005

Oh, NOW I Get It!

When I was a kid, I was amazed at how it seemed that my mom never sat down. Except for her morning Bible reading, she was always up doing something. It became a joke in our house that my mom never saw an entire movie we rented because she was always leaving the room to take care of something.

Now I've only been a mom for a little over 3 weeks, but already I'm beginning to understand. I have to catch my moments of productivity in bits and pieces when they pop up. A quick load of laundry during nap time, hurredly unloading the dishwasher while Paul does a diaper change, a fast swish of toilet cleaning after a 10-second potty break. This, apparently, is the life of a mother. It's beautiful, magical, draining, and requiring the utmost in organization and discipline. And I'm loving it.

Thanks, Mom, for all those times you missed the movie.

3 comments:

Amanda Sue said...

no kidding. and don't even get me started on how random my blogging time is! lol...

Jackie said...

I still don't get to sit still for very long periods of time, but it does get better. There is a magic window where they are able to play and entertain themselves for a bit, but before they are able to roll and/or crawl everywhere. That little window of time is a blessing!

Martha said...

LOL... isn't that the truth!!! EEEkkk.. You'll find a routine and days will go by that no routine happens at all. Just LOVE that little girl of yours.