Saturday, April 21, 2007

real mums

Guessing by the name of the post, this was originated on the other side of the pond. Sounds like fun, so here it goes! I have been a mom for 10 years now and I have to say they have been the most fulfilling and most challenging years of my life. Stephanie writes a super cool blog that I read all of the time. 10 things about being a "real mum"...hmmm...can I really narrow it down?

Real mums...

...don't flinch when their child throws up in their bed at 3am

...laugh even when their 4 year old's joke has absolutely no punchline

...listen without judgement

...snuggle with a child who no longer fits on their lap

...dries tears from scrapes and falls and broken hearts and bad days

...bake dozens of cupcakes for school birthday parties (even when 2 hours of baking really doesn't fit into the schedule)

...vacuum, wash dishes, do laundry, clean floors, dust (ok maybe not always), scrub toilets, makes beds, do laundry, cook dinner, do laundry (did I say that already?) a taxi from home to school to ballet to choir to church to friends and so on and so forth

...make handmade gifts for their children's teachers and friend's birthday gifts (ok that's a bit selfish, I enjoy that part too much)

...kiss and hug and love always...always...always...always


erin said...

that is one nice list, heidi! you are a great mom.

Stephanie said...

Sweet list (and even better picture)! Thanks for participating.

Tracy said...

I love this picture - so cute. You have a precious little family. :)


Blitz Krieg said...

Wow, the loving wife is a real mum. I didn't make the cut. I not only flinch at vomit I normally mercy puke on top of it.

kat said...

oh, such a great list with a great photo :)