May 10, 2009

Sappy Mom Musings

In Honor of Mother's Day I decided to write a post about what being a Mother means to me. Warning: If you don't like the sappy, you might want to skip this one!

Being a Mother means to me that:

The best days of my life are when my boys were born, and that will never change.

I have new found respect for my Mom. I am really appreciative for her letting me live past the age of five (totally stealing this from Holly's FB status)!

While they annoy me sometimes, I really do believe that my children are perfect.

I heart baby butts! (This is probably universal, though.)

I love even the simple strange things about my children, including especially the back of my children's heads. I don't know why, I just find something so endearing about Jacob's asymmetrical ears, and Drew's pronounced cowlick.

I will be in a constant state of worry for the rest of my life. There will never be a time in which I am completely at ease.

I will always struggle to get a picture of the kids smiling together.

I will unconditionally love my children forever. I used to ask my Mom if she would love me forever, even if I did something really, really awful, and she told me yes, always she would love me. Now I know she was telling the truth.

I am no longer repulsed by poopy diapers. Now I am just annoyed by them.

I appreciate all of the little luxuries in life.... like pooping with the door closed. Really.

I am in a constant state of me vs. the children. We all have needs and sometime I have to weigh the options because they never correspond to each other. Guess what? I almost always lose.

Sleep was WAY underrated before I had children. How I miss it so!

I will never take a vacation without my children and not think about them and miss them terribly.

I want my children to grow up right now, yet stay little forever.

The years are flying by. This makes me sad, although I do always wish for the week to go by quickly.

I am SO jealous of stay at home moms, yet I know I would be stir crazy and frustrated if I was one.

I have unconditional respect for Mothers everywhere. I know that there is no right way of parenting and the most important thing is to love your children unconditionally.

On that note.....

Happy Mother's Day Everyone! If you are a Mom, please take the time out to pamper yourself, even if it's just for a minute. As for me? Well my children took 4 poops so far collectively and I have not wiped a single butt! It's a good day! Gotta love Mr. Bee.


  1. Adorable pics. :-D Happy Mother's Day, Janna! I'm glad to know you're being treated well.

  2. No Butt-wiping on Mother's Day-- you are being treated like a Queen :-)
    Enjoy your special day!

  3. That is a wonderful list. :) I agree with it all...from the constant worry, to the vacationing without them, to the loving, to the SAHM jealousy. I hope you are having or HAD a terrific mom's day.

  4. Your little ones are too cute! I dont have children but I watch them for a living and I get BORED just sitting around especially bc she can't talk yet. I dont think I could be a full time stay at home mama!

  5. I love the sap...especially when it comes in the form of this post. Simply lovely.

    I have to tell you that I also really appreciated your last comment about being a SAHM. It is something that I can definitely relate to.

    Wonderful post, Janna Bee.


  6. What great photos. Stopping by from SITS. You were ahead of me in roll call.

    I wasn't a SAHM when my boys were little either. I went back to work part-time and I think it did all of us good to be away from each other a few hours a day. It is hard though and I know the feeling of guilt at not staying home, but every home is different and the makeup is different with each family. Enjoy the time you do have with them and make the most of it.

  7. They are so very cute. Happy Mother's Day

  8. this is great!
    happy mother's day!

  9. What a great post!

    I hope you had a great Mother's Day.

    Your two little boys are tooo cute:)



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