Started this post last week. I guess it's a reminder that parental units stay busy. All the time.
asked me what is the hardest thing about motherhood. "All of it." She
asked again and I said "Slaying the dragons." She said, "What's the
hardest non metaphorical thing about motherhood?" I replied, "Yeah,
slaying the dragons." Led to a nice discussion of how mothering is being
hyper vigilant and also relaxed. At the same time. It's also being
patient when you've gone without sleep or rest for too long. It's keeping too many details in your head at once, and then learning not to do that.
It's studying to learn to do things differently than your instincts,
and other times it's following your instincts. It's hell. It's heaven.
I'm super blessed to have 6 kids now
and 4 grandchildren. And if I had world and time, I'd adopt older kids
who need a home. Thanks Mom, for teaching me there is always enough love
to go around.
Make it, don't fake it
4 days ago