When I was first asked to write about Motherhood I made several failed attempts at writing a profound piece that would leave everyone in awe of my amazing “mothering skills.” But truth be told I’m no June Cleaver or Carol Brady. I don’t cook like Rachel Ray or craft like Martha Stewart. I make macaroni, chicken nuggets and Ramen noodles more often than I’d like to admit. My toilet seats are constantly covered in “drips” from kids in a hurry. My floor always needs a good sweeping and sometimes I use the TV for a “babysitter”…Yes I’m THAT mom. But they call me Mom and they love me for who I am. So instead of giving you amazing advice, I’m giving you a sneak peek into my daily conversations with the little people who call me “Mom.”
They Call Me Mom Diaries: (the following are some of my favorite FB posts from the last couple years)
March 17, 2011 · Finn just got home from Preschool and informed me that he had a rip in his jeans (of course, I’m thinking in the knee) Nope….in the crotch of his pants! And when I asked how it happened he said “from my crazy dance moves.”
January 30, 2012 · Huxley just asked for something to drink and informed me “Mama…my brain is telling me it wants soda”…so I informed him… “Well…MY brain is telling me you’re getting MILK!” LOL
April 25, 2012 · Not sure what should concern me most….?
1 That I caught Finn and Huxley spying on me while I was changing into PJ’s (still had bra and underwear on)?
2 That I heard Finn tell Huxley…”get closer….it’s even funnier”…?
3 That Finn then proceeded to draw a picture of me changing my clothes…?
4 That the picture was this…?
May 9, 2012 · I found Huck and Finn’s “Boy Cabbage Patch Kids” today and Finn has been carrying them around, feeding them, changing diapers, and bathing them all day. He just walked into the kitchen with both dolls in his hands and said “Gosh, why do I have to carry around these kids all day” (in an adult tone…of course). By the way, the dolls names are “Flynn and Mighty Eagle!”
May 15, 2012 · Mom of the YEAR! Finn and Huck wanted to take a walk…so I threw them in the single jogger and headed out. I made it about 2 miles when I saw a curb…it was little and I thought I would be able to make it if I just ran a little faster….WRONG! Both kids went flying off the stroller (no one was injured….well maybe my pride). Love it when something like this happens at an intersection in front of numerous people! Amazing!
May 31, 2012 · Good news…Huxley went potty and “wiped” himself! Bad news…he forgot to grab toilet paper!
September 5, 2012 · Listening to Huck and Essie play from the other room and I hear Huck say, “Essie do those eyebrows mean yes?”…anyone who’s been to Uganda knows the answer to this. Love it!
August 25, 2013 · Something I actually said out loud to my kids tonight….”If you don’t stop telling your sister to drink the bath water, I’m going to pee in a cup and make YOU drink it”….BTW the boys informed me 5 seconds earlier that THEY had peed in the bathtub…SERIOUSLY?!
November 7, 2013 · Should I be concerned that I overheard Huxley tell his substitute teacher today, ” There’s my Mama….you know…the one with the little brown adopted girl.” LOL
November 8, 2013 · Finn informed me tonight that he and I will dress as Elves for Christmas because we already look like them…
June 4, 2014 · The month of June will always hold a very special place in my heart. It was 2 yrs ago that we left for Uganda to meet a very special little girl. Leaving my sweet boys and traveling to a foreign country wasn’t something I ever thought I would do, but through a miracle only God could orchestrate I ended up in Uganda for 2 months. Thankfully I was lucky enough to bring back a beautiful reminder of God’s grace and mercy that I get to see every day. So thankful for you sweet Essie, you (like my boys) are an absolute gift from God.
June 5, 2014 · In the car today… Me: Huxley do you think Essie is pretty? Huxley: Who wouldn’t?
July 9, 2014 · Today Essie was chatting with my sister and I…and she casually said “Mama and Papa get me from Africa”…she then walks over to me and says “Thank You Mama”….sweetest thing EVER!!!!
September 16, 2014 · So last night I’m taking a bath when Huxley barges in…
Huxley : Mama I really need to poop.
Me: Huxley please go in the downstairs bathroom.
Huxley: Uh…it’s kind of creepy down there.
Me: (sigh) fine, just go in this bathroom (I close the shower curtain) …30 seconds later
Huxley: Okay Mama…it’s gonna start to stink now…
November 12, 2014 · Today as I’m cutting Huxley’s hair…
Huxley: ” Mama…do they have contest for having the prettiest hair?”
Me: “Not sure Huck…why do you ask?”
Huxley: “Because you would win!”
Me: “Awe…thanks buddy”
Huxley: “And you are the second best hair-cutter in the world…the first place is Edward Scissorhands!”
February 11, 2015 · Laughing so hard this morning.
Finn looks at my leg and says “Mama what’s that?”
Me: That’s a birth mark.
Finn: Oh, it sort of looks like a mustache…or an alien spaceship.
Me: I guess I’ll take the “Alien Spaceship” (because the thought of a hairy patch shaped like a mustache on my leg scares me) LOL
So there you have it. Leave it to Facebook to sum up what my life is like as a Mom. Obviously my kids crack me up every…single…day. My kids are a unique bunch of individuals and it takes a special set of parents to raise them. Thank you God for giving us these beautiful children, motherhood wouldn’t be the same without them.
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