Thursday, September 20, 2012
Liking Being a Mom
Before Disneyland, we visited my aunt Debbie in Santa Barbara. The cabin looked amazing. Debbie is getting ready to rent the cabin and house in Santa Barbara. We will have to go back without kids some day:-) I had a wonderful time with my aunt. Luckily, Fiona loves to wake up early so I got some morning time with Debbie. She told me about how my mom and dad and their first five kids were headed to Disneyland (I was not born yet). Debbie was going with them, but they broke down in Barstow. Debbie and my mom get to the hotel pool after a long day. While watching the five kids swim, Debbie turns to my mom and asks, "How do you do it?" A few minutes pass and my mom responds, "Well, I like it."
I was impressed that that is what my mom said. I probably would have come up with some sarcastic remark like "I am amazing." I knew being a mom would be hard, but I thought I would be better at it. It has definitely been humbling to be a mom. Life is better when you have the right attitude so I will keep striving to "like" being a mom (especially when my kids are sassy like this).