The Joys of Motherhood

There are moments when I wonder WHY I brought these two monsters children into this world. We all have those moments and it is usually when my two kids are alternating between instigating a fight and tattling on the other. Or something like that.

Fortunately, there are many more joyful times and I feel lucky to be mom to two really great kids. When a special moment happens, I try to pause to add entries to my mental checklist. This list is long and detailed with all the great benefits of motherhood. The list includes entertaining conversations, goofy faces, loving exchanges, and lots of fun moments that have ended with an eruption of laughter.

Here are two new entries to my long list:

See exciting baseball

Recently I watched my son run from 2nd to 3rd base. As he tagged third, he assessed the situation and realized the opposing team still did not have control of the ball (Three kids were squatting on the field and looking at the ball. The kids were trying to decide who should pick it up and where to throw it). In that instant, he knew he could make it home. I saw the look in his eyes and knew he was going to go for it. That little 6 year-old boy made the most exciting play I have seen in live baseball in my entire life.

Discover a great writer

My favorite writer is 10 years old and lives with me. I am fortunate enough to read what she is working on, discuss the creative process with her, and listen to her read her completed work. This great author is so gifted in creative writing and I can’t wait to see how this skill develops over time. It is a joy to read what she creates. She truly inspires me.

On good days and bad, it is a comfort to know how fortunate I am to be experiencing life with these amazing kids. Some days I am adding entries to the list and other days I am running through the list reminding myself that there is joy in motherhood.






4 responses to “The Joys of Motherhood”

  1. I feel the same ways many times – the ups and downs of motherhood!

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      Motherhood~it’s my favorite job Kristy.

  2. I was intrigued by the name of your blog from your link on TRDC, so I clicked through. And I’m so glad I did. This post made me smile. My daughter is only 18 months old and growing up WAY too fast, but this makes me excited for all the things to come. To find out who she will be and what she will do. Thank you for that.

    BTW, you have a beautiful blog and I love, love, LOVE the name! (I have sort of a weird obsession with blog names. And baby names, for that matter.)

    1. Naked Girl in a Dress

      Thank you for stopping by from TRDC!

      Enjoy your daughter. I love the stage of parenting I am in now, but I miss the younger years!

      Thank you for the kind words about my blog. I hope you will visit again.