I have so many thoughts on motherhood every day that I thought I would share some with you. Why is it when your child wants something so badly that we do our best to help them "earn" it or buy it only to discover later that it was a major mistake?? I'm having this issue right now with yoyos in my house. Oh ya, they are great and much fun if you want to play with them the right way but what about when all your kids can do is swing them around and say "yee haw"? I have been hiding yoyos right and left for the past couple of days but my kids always seem to find them. Is it wrong for them to disappear forever?? Yes, they always "promise" to never do it again but then a few minutes later I hear a big THUD followed by crying and an immediate "I'm sorry, it was an accident!" Am I depriving them of a great yoyo talent by throwing them in the trash??
I get a lot of questions every week on how I am able to do it with 5 kids. Well, for one thing, I have to take time out for me. If I gave up my hobbies to be a better housekeeper I would be miserable. I sometimes feel like a mailman when it comes to our laundry. It is never ending!! I did the math yesterday and if everyone just wore one outfit a day (two of my children wear at least two just for fun!) that would equal 49 shirts, 49 pants, 49 underclothes, 49 or more towels, jammies, washcothes, 49 socks, etc. ETA: My DH wears his scrubs all day and then comes home and changes into real clothes so we can times his by 2! That is a lot of clothes each week. I HAVE to take some time for me and if that is scrapbooking or cardmaking then so be it! I am a much better mom when I get a break. Have I mentioned that I might actually get caught up on all my laundry today??? This is a first.
I feel like my house is chaotic a lot of them time. My children are at a very LOUD age. Honestly I don't even know how I do it. I grew up very selfish and impatient. I guess the Lord knew exactly what I needed to work on that! 5 little beautiful children in my home would definitely do the job. We are trying to teach our children not to hit, fight, yell at each other and I feel that we are having much progress. It is a lot of work but so worth it!!
Okay, I'm off to work in my stamp room for awhile. I actually have all my chores done for today because the laundry is in the dryer and I can't fold it and put it away for at least another 45 minutes. I hope I am able to make something while the baby sleeps and the boys play.