MOTHERHOOD is a Club....
and you have to respect the Mama Sisterhood!
|Noah at the Drumline Performance.|
|Music man exploring options.|
This is not a dad high 5 post - although fatherhood is a topic that matters to me dearly. Sometimes it keeps me up at night. It is a personal reality check, however. I can sponsor a Jack and Jill event for 2 age groups to see Drumline, because my husband supports the endeavor and has only a minor cringe when I communicate the cost. I can be there for the track meet events, because I wasn't there in the morning seeing that everyone made the bus and had breakfast, many mornings he does that. I can take a kidlet to explore the arts, because the other kidlet is at Basketball practice with his father. When I was growing up, the equation wasn't so simple. Heck, this is our life and it isn't simple. We have gone from man-to-man to zone, and we've been working for 13 years to figure it out. This Mama Hustle is absolutely no joke, but I am able to be a better mother because I have permanent assistance, in the kind that comes with having a full-time father in the home.
|The days I hope I remember always.|
So - Willy Wonka has a local premier tonight - got a kid in that. Divisionals for swimming - got a kid in that. Studying fractions and echoing short answer questions - got a kid who doesn't even realize he'll be doing that, or no football this season. More importantly, however - I think I'll hug a little deeper, snuggle a little more intently, smile as I taxi, and say a prayer of thanks - this life of motherhood, I wouldn't have it any other way. Well, funding that life should be done differently....but that is indeed another post! How do you make it work? How do you perfect your mama schedule? What lessons have you carried from childhood? How do you do life differently for the sake of your children? Who would you thank for helping you become the mother that you are? or are you one of those life altering anchors that makes some mother thankful to have that unyielding support? If she hasn't said it lately, THANK YOU.