Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crumbs and more.




Somedays I wonder if I am meant to do more than sweep Cheerios off of the floor and get tangles out of hair. I wonder if it matters that I bring Wyndham to therapy or wash yet another load of whites. I sometimes wonder if I had a choice, would I choose to pick kids up from school and have to quiet their squabbles on the ride home and force them to eat a few veggies at dinner too.
Yes. I can answer yes, I am meant for this. And sock monkey jammies and big smiles only add to my confidence and make every crushed Cheerio I sweep worthwhile. Today Ava learned to write her '5' correctly. She was so proud. I was happy to be the one to watch her form them and encourage and praise her as she learned something new.
Somedays it really is the littlest things that mean the most.

6 comments:

Lauren Kelly said...

Oh my word, Crew is getting SO big!!!!!!

Melanie said...

Sounds like you're right where you want to be in life:) I work outside of the home full time and wish, more often than not, that I could do more laundry and have more jammie time with my two kids...

Erika said...

i know what you mean! i was a graphic designer for the Gap, went to film school, edited reality television, and then became an entertainment attorney. now i spend my days in my sweatpants covered in poop! but i love it. i know this is the life i was meant to live. thank you for seeing the specialness, too...

Christal said...

I am glad you are the good momma that you are! I cant believe how big the children are getting... Your long lost reader!

Madeline said...

There are times when the grass seems greener on the other side, that's for sure. I'm with you, though. Like you, I know in my heart that home with my girls is where I belong. There will be plenty of "me" time when they are grown. When they look back on their childhoods, they will know that I was there when they needed me. That's what keeps me going when I'm sweeping Cheerios or sorting laundry.

downhomediva said...

Jodie -- I work full time and I sit here wishing I could be home with my family - you are so very blessed to be home with yours! I know you've made some sacrifices along the way, and God knows you've faced unbelievable heartache, but God has you right where he wants you. Maybe you should start art journaling about some of the feelings you are having...as a way of expressing both your creative side and your dreams. I find it helps me a lot!