Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I loved being a mother today

I love when I stay at home all day and cook, clean, organize, garden and other wonderful housewife-work. Which is what I happily did today, and feeling very content about it.
I strongly believe that housework is the most rewarding feeling.

I enjoy the thoughts of my children coming home from school to a clean warm home.
I love thinking that when they use the bathroom, the white tile is clean,
fresh smelling soap and plenty of fluffy toilet paper available.
I love when they drop their backpacks and coats down in the entryway, {sometimes}
and run to the kitchen to see what is cooking, and I love when there is something cooking.
I love seeing rocks and treasures in Ollie's jean pockets when I do the wash.
And I hate to think that my children will be old one day and
I wont do those things for them anymore.
I do those things for my husband and children to show them that I love them so.

Today I was cleaning up my counter. It has 4 bar stools. Except that no one can really eat at the counter with bar stools because I have too many cake plates, bowls, mugs, dishes, and cookie jars blocking the space.
I had just washed a few things and gently stacked them up. Mr. Nielson was unloading the dishwasher and asked me where a certain dish went. I told him to just stack it up on top of the other 4 cake plates. Then he looked at me in disbelief and said to me:

"Darling, I would... but it is freaking Dr. Seuss up there"

Then, I made the boys pair socks up together.
A easy enough job for two little monkeys, but I was so wrong.
The chore turned into a race, then this race had points.
Then it turned into who was the fastest and had 5 points wins.
Then they asked me what the winner could get.

I always answer: a kiss from me.
Then they give up and move to the next thing.
I always end up doing the chore, and kissing them anyway.
Its awesome being a Mother.

And a change in website for this woman, who too loved being a mother.