Over lunch today, one of my kids told his siblings “I told you, our real mother got abducted by an alien.” And the others agreed in unison. A part of me felt insulted and wanted to ground them for life, but a part of me understood why they were saying it. I decided to play along and in a robotic, alien voice said “You’re right. I’m not your real mother.” And they all laughed. Mothers have good days and bad days. On our good days, we are jolly and sweet, always encouraging and helpful. On our bad days, we morph into that mom that we vowed never to become. That’s when my kids sometimes call me the “dark master.” Hehe… Funny but true. Today was one of those days. I snapped easily, I was bossy and was very unaccommodating. The fact that I didn’t have helpers and I had so many […]
Happy Mother’s Day to all my mom friends and to every mom reading this! The world won’t be the same without you! I hope you’ll feel loved and appreciated on your special day! This was sent to me by my own mother and it brought tears to my eyes. I’m sure it will do the same to you. Please take time to read it because I know you will be nodding your head in agreement to every word. Before I was a Mom, I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby. I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous. I never thought about immunizations. Before I was a Mom – I had never been puked on. Pooped on. Chewed on. Peed on. I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts. I slept all night. Before I was a Mom, I never held down […]
Joaquin woke me up at 5am this morning with a kiss on the lips. When I checked on him, he was fast asleep again. I love being a mom!
There was quite a handful of parents waiting for their kid’s dismissal. Some were on the bench, others were talking in groups, and I was standing by myself, waiting and wondering how Nathan’s first day in highschool went. I thought i would have it easy by now, after all the years of “first day in school.” But I guess a mom’s heart never changes. I was always the one who’s had to deal with separation anxiety. And I don’t think I will ever outgrow it.
I was thankful for the gifts and cards I got from my husband and kids for Mother’s Day but I just had to make one simple request… a decent studio family portrait. We haven’t had one since Janina was a baby. After some hesitation from the kids, they don’t really like photo shoots, they all agreed to make me happy and give in.
I am looking forward to tonight. Nathan and Janina are having their school “evolution of dance” presentation. Nathan’s class is dancing to Michael Jackson’s Black or White, and Janina’s class is dancing to Buttercup and Footloose. It was fun putting their costumes together. Made me reminisce over the 80’s era. Over the weeks, we’ve seen bits and pieces of their dances as they rehearsed at home after dinner. This morning, Janina asked me “Mom, will you still be excited when you see me dance tonight?” I guess Janina doesn’t completely understand yet how moms are always excited to see their kids perform. In fact, we are always excited to see them accomplish every single feat, whether big or small, from taking their first spoon of cereal to receiving their first award in school. So my answer to Janina’s question? “I can’t wait to see you tonight!”
I’ve always wanted to become a mom. As a young girl, I never dreamt of being a successful doctor or business woman. I’ve always dreamt of marrying the man of my dreams, having kids with him and taking care of my family. I am not one of those women who dreaded having kids. I’ve always looked forward to changing diapers, feeding times, giving my babies a bath, and going with them to the park. Well, it’s been said that dreams do come true. Mine have. I thank God for the family that he has given me! This blog is a venue for me to share my joys as a mom, my ups and downs, and everything I have learned and am learning along the way.