"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

yoda mom: genius, i am

i am a genius.
yes i am.
if you are a mom you are automatically a genius.
you may not feel like a genius, but trust me
you are.
it pretty much comes with the territory.
don't agree?
then you must not have a kid or you must be having a bad day b/c i know you moms out there have all had those blissful moments of
"yay for me, pat on the back!"
examples:
my kid just fell asleep on his own, and i taught him.
i just figured out how to keep my kid entertained while i made dinner, listened to my hubby's day of events (btw, this is one of my fav parts of my day), answered my cell phone, set up visit teaching apts., and figured out what everyone is getting for christmas.
do you know that feeling?
it's a great feeling.
then there's the days when...
baby has been crying all day, hubby is late getting home and has to leave early for scouts, you haven't even thought about dinner (remember, hubby is getting home late and leaving early and happens to be starving!), it's the last day of the month and you haven't even thought about visit teaching, you haven't showered today, toys are everywhere, breakfast dishes in the sink.
i remember looking at those really experienced moms (you know, the ones with 3 & 4 kids that always have a smile on their faces?). i'm convinced they are smiling b/c you HAVE to smile and laugh at the chaos or you will go mad.
i have been blissfully happy as a first time mom.
how is that possible?
my life is perfect and i never have any problems.
HA!
did i fool you?
no, no, no.
problems every day, but life surely does seem perfect to me.
i think it's all about how you look at it.
i don't mean
"put on a happy face,"
'cause peeps you know i'm not good at that.
i mean, you just dropped a glass container of baby food, the glass shattered everywhere, and green peas are now covering the floor you mopped yesterday and you laugh about it b/c you choose to.
...and then blog about it 'cause it's so much better to relive your super fabulous life by writing about it!
loves to creating your super fabulous happy lives.

3 comments:

sjhayes said...

I didnt get your call, i am in the library about to leave, I will call you soon. I am here until the 19 or 20th! I will talk to you soon!!

Tiffany said...

glad you found my blog. i have heard your name many times and knew you were a friend of dave's. you look like you are doing fantastic! being a mom is hard and chaotic a lot, but then there are so many moments that make it all worth it! keep smiling, right:)

Buckeye Nut said...

I still have my crazy days of being in my pj's until it's time to go to work and wondering, did I get everyone taken care that I needed to. The best part is that as I'm hurrying around feeling like I'm about to pull out my hair that Emma says, stop Momma and then give me a big huge hug and says I love you. Best part of being a mom :)