Mommy Bloggers Meme| 5 Things I Love About Being A Mom

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. 😀

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My kids (actually, Patch, but the other two provided moral support hehe) surprised me with this creative piece of work on Mother’s Day! I felt so loved.

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.

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Nate entertains himself household articles.

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)-

The Handprint

(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.

This is a global meme, and I am not about to break it. So I am tagging the following mommy bloggers: Louann, my new-found mommy-blogger buddy from Baguio; mommy-bloggini Jane; and expat Pinay mommy bloggers Dexie and Pinayhekmi.

12 thoughts on “Mommy Bloggers Meme| 5 Things I Love About Being A Mom

  1. sweet sweet! I love reading this. They show so much love to you.  It’s great your family allowed you to be with mommy bloggers today. Thanks for the day.

  2. Hi Manang Toni! You’re always welcome. I would have wanted to send more spices and cooking mixes pero you know what happened to the pantry… Ugh. (LOL) Do you? you got that email? haha, yung may daga sa cupboards – one happy mouse?

  3. Hi Noemi! Thanks for tagging me. I loved doing this. I hope the kids get to read this one day and appreciate that i have a blog for archiving the memories. 🙂

    It was nice spending Mother’s Day afternon with you and the others. Next year, let’s make it bigger 😀

  4. awwww…..these are reasons why i am looking forward to be a mom! in the meantime, i will satisfy myself mothering bubba hehehe….
    oh, and i love that poem too! i always use it for my students christmas projects, pang gift sa mga mommy nila hehe. lahat na ng variation nagawa ko: clay, plaster of paris, poster paint, cut outs, you name it i got it!!!

  5. Hi Ria! I loved that poem from the very first time I read it. It’s a good reminder of the bitter-sweet thought that kids won’t stay as kids forever.

  6. Hi Rachel!

    Those tiny surprises would make me laugh instead of angry, haha. Basta naman sana he breaks nothing expensive ha, LOL. 

    Miss you too. 🙂

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