Saturday, March 28, 2009

Confessions of a "Stay-at-home-mom"

Wow, today is one of those days you wish you were sitting on a beach in let's say Hawaii, the breeze is blowing through your hair and the sun is gently kissing your back! You hear the ocean crawling to the sand and for a minute you waltz off to dreamland. There is no other noise just the rhythm of your breathing and it's soothing!!!!

OKAY, enough of that! I was getting to ahead of myself here!!!!!!!!! Cambry yelling from the other room that Doyle is jumping on my bed that I just made and all the while Doyle is laughing and cheerfully annoyingly announcing that he is jumping on my bed and loving that I haven't come in to 'tear" his cute little self off of it!!!!

The yelling and the fighting, wasn't there a general authority or a prophet that counseled us to have peace and harmony in our homes, no contention and obeying our fathers and mothers. Isn't there supposed to be laundry done and shopping put away and Sunday clothes lay ed out for Sunday!!

What is it that I am not doing or doing for that matter that leaves me with an "it's so far out of hand I might as well just let them catch the house on fire so the messes in every room will disappear faster than I could get them to clean them and probably be A LOT cheaper since I promised a dollar for the first room cleaned and every room after they get a quarter. What, now they want to "clean" the garage. SOME ONE HELP!!!!!!!

I don't understand why they want to be in and of the house when it is a popcorn popping on the apricot kind of day outside. This thought takes me back to my Hawaiian paradise dream and allows me to drown out the sound of jelly beans being thrown all over the front room all the while they are so happy for the buck fifty they just made.

So i guess as I take myself from this post I will calmly heard them out the back door to enjoy that little bit of heaven Heavenly Father gave us to enjoy....the sun :) I will reflect that two rooms in the house are clean , thanks to these happy energetic little spirits I have running through the house, I have an empty garbage in the kitchen and the floor is swept with the table cleared off, thanks to my wonderful awesome neighbor who just pops in to say hi, save my sanity, and show me how much she loves me and my humble home with a smile and sweep. Becca you are the greatest and I love ya tons.

I will thank My Heavenly Father for all he has blessed me with in my life and do all I can today to make tomorrow as peaceful and harmonious as it can be. I hope if you stop by today the house is somewhat picked up and the ironing done (oh wait, I don't iron) and the clothes are in the dryer on the wrinkle cycle, and I am sitting in my room while my children are watching a church video and are reciting everything they hear because they want to be happy and calm all day!!!
I can daydream right :)

I guess this is what I love about my life right now. I know for a fact one day I will give anything to hear little Hunter come in, where ever i am, and say "Tiffy, can we let the puppies out to play with us" in his little Hunter voice he has that melts my heart!!! I know for a fact that I will give anything for Camtoad to come in and smile me her 4 toothless smile and tell me she has a great idea for the kids. And Yes I will miss Doyle coming in on his tiptoes holding his bum telling me has to poop and he wants me to come in to wipe him the first time he "calls" for me!!!!
I will also give anything for little Emily Goodman to come through my front door on a mission to find who ever is in the house and see what she has collected today. Usually a rock or a leaf but man she finds some good ones. I love her little laugh and how contagious it is!!!!

It doesn't get any better than least until tomorrow comes to town!!!


Steph said...

Amen Sista!
You could have a clean house and plenty of time and money for "relaxing" if you traded the kids. Where is the fun in that?

Lunt Family said...

Thank you for that!

Allred's said...

Can I come to Hawaii, it sounds just like the retreat I need!

Annie Taylor said...

I really enjoyed your post, thanks Tif.