I love my children with all my heart and soul, but can I PLEASE just have 5 minutes?
It is important for you to know that I am a full-time working mom; however, I do have the summers off. This means I spend every day, all day with my kids. Now, please, don’t get me wrong, I love having this time with my boys. I treasure every minute as I know they will only be little for a short time. BUT sometimes I just need 5 minutes!
Each day I plan fun and interactive activities for my kids. My friends and family even tell me I do TOO MUCH with them. They can’t possibly be bored, or at least you would think. But no matter what I plan or what I do, they never seem to be satisfied, or better yet, TIRED! These boys can go ALL day and ALL night. What I wouldn’t give for that energy! I just need 5 minutes!
“Mommy, mommy, mommy…Can I have more food? Can I have more water? Can you wipe my butt?”
“Mommy, mommy, mommy…I’m bored! This is the worst day ever! I want to go outside now!”
Seriously, how can someone stay sane like this? I just need 5 minutes!
I have always been a very honest person. When a friend tells me they are pregnant, I let them know all the gory details. You know, the ones no one ever wants to talk about like the bloody noses, gas and, worst of all, the first poop after having a baby. In honor of my honesty, I must be honest about parenthood.
I love being a mom and I would not change it for anything in this world, but it is not always sunshine and lollipops. It is messy, exhausting, crazy, stressful..should I keep going? At times, you want to pull all your hair out of your head and scream from the top of your lungs. Other times, you want to sleep for days.
So just when I can’t take another minute, this happens:
My little man puts his hand on my face, looks me directly in the eyes and says, “I love you, Mommy…You are the best mommy ever.” Then he gives me a kiss!
You know what, those 5 minutes can wait. I have two amazing boys to raise!