Today I was thinking about whining, which is appropriate since it is Whiney Wednesday. I was thinking about motherhood and the many trials and difficulties it entails. It’s not all “sparkles and rainbows” like my friend Mary points out. But, I have to say that even while I talk about my whines and all the hardships of being a mother I have never once thought to myself, “I wish I never would have become a mother” or “I wish I didn’t have one or any of my children”. The same is true for my husband and our marriage. They honeymoon stage can’t last forever but our love can continue deepening and ‘aging’. (like a good wine). I think it’s good to remember that every now and then; that I am happy with who I am as a wife and mother and I accept my husband and children and love them as they are, even when they drive me absolutely bonkers. That said, here are my whines for the day:
1. I have many wonderful ideas for things I’d like to do with my children…just can’t seem to find the execute button.
2. My 4 year old thinks it is fun to take anything and everything away from his little brother, but little brother is not so amused by this.
3. My 4 year old also thinks it’s great fun to knock 13 month old little brother over now that he is walking around everywhere. Again, little brother is not so amused by this either. (he actually just did this as I was typing and I had to stop and yell at him…)
It’s good to do a ‘reality check’ in our ‘perfect’ lives. Get the code for the picture here and link back here if you want to join Whiney Wednesday in your blog. Then leave a comment here (even if you don’t have a blog) or on the Erika Marie/simplemama facebook page if that’s easier.