Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The "throws" of motherhood

A friend of mine recently said in passing, "you are in the throws of motherhood." As I wrestled four kids out the door at church on Sunday. Little did she know how literal that was.
As I have been thinking about that statement a lot of things have come to mind, most of them experienced within the last two weeks.
  • children "throwing" up
  • cleaning "throw" up
  • "throwing" snowballs
  • "throwing" in the towel each night at bedtime
  • "throwing" out garbage from countless school projects being brought home (as a side note, elementary schools must be the biggest money maker for loggers)
  • "throwing" dirty clothes in the hamper, then in the washer, then the dryer
  • "throwing" dinner together (pancakes tonight)
  • "throwing" tantrums and trying to deal with them and discipline them
  • "throwing" arms around each other each day to welcome the day and say goodnight
  • "throwing" clothes on and breakfast in so we can get out the door on time
  • "throwing" kids in the car and seat belts on
  • "throwing" birthday parties (okay I am slacker at this one, but we did just celebrate McCall's first birthday)

So, if the "throws" of motherhood is more of this, bring it on, I love it. I have been finding motherhood to be the most wonderful full time job ever, and I am not just saying that. I really love the stage of life we are in, I love having all day with the kids and seeing them learning and growing and still willing to snuggle, give hugs and kisses and tell me they love me. I love being in the "throws of motherhood." Thank you for that blessing and gift.

2 comments:

The Nielson Family said...

It's so true. And so nice to hear how wonderful it all is :) Cute blog too, by the way!

Mike Hurren said...

Pretty sure it's 'throes' rather than 'throws', but there definitely is a lot of throwing involved in parenting. For example: my boys' new favorite game is having me throw the giant exercise ball at them while they try to run past, eventually resulting in carpet burns, bleeding lips, bouts of crying & endless laughter. Good times.