I got tagged by Noemi weeks (or months?) ago to join a global meme for mommy bloggers from around the world. I actually waited for Mother’s Day to do this. 😀
Here’s how the tag works:
I’m going to link to a couple of other mommy bloggers here in the Philippines, and to a couple of mom bloggers from other countries around the world, and they’ll write their posts, sharing 5 things that they love (or maybe what they don’t so much love – this playground doesn’t force conformity) about being a mom, and then they’ll tag a few more bloggers from their own country and from other countries, and so on.
Here are the top 5 things I love with being a mom:
1. I love the hearty hugs and wet kisses. My kids are, right now, at that stage where they love being hugged and kissed. I’ve even coined a term for this part of my job description – on-call hugs dispenser! And I love that they reciprocate! ( Well, okay… sometimes the pre-teen in the house feels awkward, especially when there are other people around. But I understand it’s a phase she has to go through, and that it could get worse. *heart breaking* ) Nate, my little baby boy, is the most malambing of the three. Methinks boys are naturally sweeter.
2. I love the giggling and laughter. Though they are always complaining of impending death due to boredom, I can see (and hear) that they love playing with each other. My two girls, iPatch and VGood, can entertain themselves with their self-invented, often spontaneous, games. Nate – don’t worry about Nate. He finds ways to amuse himself and the family too. My kids love to have fun – and I love that.
3. Because my kids love to have fun –> I love that I have the greatest excuse for a less-than-perfect home. Teeheehee… My home will never be in spic-and-span order because the kids are forever playing. When one has three kids on the loose, the standards just have to be brought down.
4. I love the mommy duties – driving them to/from school, cooking their favorite food and watching them devour it with much delight, tutoring (uhm, not always a joyful task hehe), disciplining, scolding… These fill up my everyday, and I find joy in doing them.
5. I love watching them grow, seeing them change before my very eyes. Time flew by so fast. I now have a pre-teen. VGood,who was barely 2 kilos at birth, is now big and bursting with energy. Little Nate is not so little anymore. My kids will not be kids forever. That’s why I try to cherish each moment. Of course it’s not all rosey and sweet everyday – we have our moments too. But what is motherhood without challenges?
I love this poem that I read in the book, Stories For A Woman’s Heart (Alice Gray)-
(Written on a handprint plaque)
Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
But everyday I’m growing-
I’ll be all grown up someday
And those tiny little handprints
Will surely fade away.
So here’s a special handprint
Just so you’ll recall
Exactly how my fingers looked
When I was very small.
I don’t have handprint plaques of my kids (Patch’s was broken.) But I do have tons of pictures with their “handprints” all over.
To all the wonderful mothers-
Happy Mother’s Day. Let’s continue doing the good work of making the difference in our children’s lives.