Thursday, July 27, 2006
A Blogging Bog, or Difficult Demands
This photo of Lucy (our resident couch potato--not really, though I sometimes wish the energy level would come down a notch) depicts well my blogging situation of late: B-O-R-I-N-G. I have felt that I have nothing interesting about which to say or post. Right now, I am experiencing what I like to call a "golden moment" where my kids are both sleeping in the middle of the day. Lately I've been having the 3-year-old blues combined with the short-fuse-pregnancy-syndrome--believe me it is not a pretty combination. We are getting through though and Seth did verify last night, as Craig was whisking him off to bed, that he loves his mommy. I believed him, but find myself demanding proof during the day. A demanding mother...hmmm, perhaps that is what I've become. I guess it is a matter of perspective: just like my son will not always tote his bowel movements around with him in a diaper, he will also get past the defiance we call tantrum. When all is said and done, I can usually convince myself that I AM a good mother and always convince myself that I have dynamite children. Maybe it is necessary to keep on demanding from our children the qualities we know they need to survive well in the adult world, even when it seems our demands are rarely met.