Monday, July 20, 2009

Love and Hate

I have a love/hate relationship with this whole motherhood thing. There are many things I miss about being child-free. Then I think about the silly little things that my children do and it puts a big smile on my face. So here are a few of my loves and misses (since I don't really like the word hate).


  • Hugs and kisses
  • Being looked at like I am the most beautiful, important person in the world
  • First comment from daughter after having her baby brother, "Wow Mommy, you're really skinny."
  • Reliving the excitement of life through my children
  • The silly things my kids do and say that only I can manage to find adorable


  • Alone time/my space
  • Peace and quiet
  • Reverting to immaturity when "debating" with my daughter
  • The neverending questions
  • Doing and saying all those things I swore I wouldn't do or say when I became a mother
  • The second thing my daughter said to me after having her baby brother, " but your legs are still big". I won't even defend my swollen legs as I know other moms know what that is all about.

I have to say, I think the "loves" definitely outweigh everything else. Your turn. Link back or let me know if you post!

**Just to reitterate - I LOVE my children and wouldn't trade them for the world.


parentingBYdummies said...

Totally feel you on this one, only I think my misses list would be at least twice that long! Thanks for stopping Casa de Dummies today, come back soon:)

Lisa said...

My list would've been longer, but my kids were being so sweet at the time that I may have felt a little guilty.

Nessie said...

I love it. I think it takes a brave person to reflect back on what was and what is now.
I'm a mum and wouldn't change it for the world but my goodness I miss the ol' days. ;)

Joy in the Journey said...

Lisa, you left me a message on my blog and I thank you for that. I appreciate your kind words!

A word regarding your latest post, "love and hate." I am single and in my early 30's. I have never been married and have often longed for nothing more than to have a family. A few years ago I was told I may never have children due to some medical complications which I was completely unaware of. Having no spousal prospect, this news came as a torrent of destruction to my hopes and dreams. I have still not yet married and silence and solitude are often my only companions. I have a dog now, which is a blessing, but there is nothing that can replace the love and company of a family. How do I know, because I cherish the memories of the one I grew up in and I long for the family I see my friends enjoy. Look up, dear heart, take hope in the one that entrusted these little treasures to you. I can only borrow children for moments, but you are blessed to have them for a lifetime. :) Psalms 121 God has NEVER failed anyone, defeat is not a word that he will ever know... claim victory through Him for ALL THINGS!

liam o'brien said...

I like your blog, short and sweet. Its true what you say about reliving lifes excitement through kids, its like expieriencing it for the first time again. I have added to my blog on t.v licencing if you want to take a look.

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