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Friday, December 28, 2012

Mommy You Are Magical

Sometimes when I look at my child and I think that giving him the chance to be a big brother would be wonderful, a gift in a sense. I feel the biological clock ticking and I want to race against the clock and have another child before I hit my 35th birthday.

Then there are times, that motherhood leaves me quaking in my shoes. Is there any way I could manage another one? My son runs me ragged day in and day out.

With that in mind, today I salute you Mothers of the world that do manage a house with multiple children in residence, that work, spend time with family, and find time to pack lunches.

Mom is a magical woman, she can get less sleep than anyone in the house, yet look lovely and fresh as a flower in the morning. Mom can multi task like no other. Mom can cook a nutritious and delicious dinner while helping with homework doing dishes and balancing the checkbook.

Mom can kiss a boo boo and make it better and chase away monsters from the closet at night. There is nothing like your mothers touch. To this day I still remember how safe I always felt with my mother and how she could make anything seem better.

Now that I am a mother, I remind myself constantly of the magic of Mama. When I feel frustrated that my son is hanging on my legs and insisting I stop whatever I am doing to sing the theme song to Dinosaur Train, I remember how my Mom interacted with me, and how awesome and amazing she was in my eyes at such a young age. I know these moments are fleeting. I must hold onto these moments as they pass. One day I will wake up, and find myself the mother of a teenager who is probably too busy for his Mama.

There have been times, when I am so content with my life with one child, that I feel it would be unfair to have another baby, when the one I have still needs my attention so much. This leads me to wonder, the Mothers with several children, is it hard on your child when you have a new baby? How do you find time to spend equal amounts of time with your children while still managing everything else you must do?

As always I am thankful that you spent time with me today. I would love to hear your input on having another baby and  how it impacted your child to have another baby, and how you manage your time effectively as a mother.

8 comments:

  1. My children are 2 1/2 years apart and I really was busy with both of them. My family helped a lot. But I never regret having two (a girl and a boy). I think it is fine to just have one if you are content. I know a lot of people with just one. For me though I knew I wanted two children.
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  2. My kids are 3 years apart.My son had a little bit of a hard time adjusting when his little sister came he started acting out to get our attention. Eventually he stopped. It is hard to balance time we try to play board games all together or watch movies. Once in awhile we will take Adam by himself just to spend time with him.

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  3. My daughter s 9, and I used to want 8-10 kids. Then my husband came down with a mental illness that was actually my problem (according to him), and I had to divorce him since he would not accept the responsibility. I am very content with my one child, and the only way I would consider having another is if God somehow provided another man in my life for me to marry (it would have to be God since marriage has left a really bad taste in my mouth), and I had another child. I would be open to adoption as well.

    You are an awesome mom--from everything I have read on your blog, and this is a decision that only you and your husband can truly decide together.

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  4. I don't have any children, but I see my sisters and mom manage their younger ones and I can't believe they aren't locked up in some asylum somewhere. I salute all parents, they have more patience that I could ever imagine.

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  5. my kids are 11 months apart and then 3 years. Everyone thought my first 2 were twins.

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  6. I feel the same way too.... some days I think I need to give my son a little brother or sister and that I can handle it no problem and them other days (or nights!) I am very grateful that we only have one child. But I am always grateful to be a mother!

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  7. I am not a mother but i know having one wond be great. It is always a blessing and they complete your life.

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  8. I can relate. My daughter is now 10 yrs, she is an only child. I never really thought about the idea of having another child so she would not be alone until a few years ago when I married my husband. He has no biological children of his own, so there are times that I think having another child would be a gift of sorts to both him and my daughter...But it needs to happen fast! I am getting to that age when patience is running very low! ;)

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