Thursday, November 26, 2009

A Good Day

I have always believed that some women are truly cut out to be housewives and stay-at-home moms. Then there are those who are born career women. I don't know that I fall neatly into either category. I don't miss going to work at this point in time, but often I feel like I'm not doing the greatest job at home either. This week has been very positive for me because I feel like I am finally getting my groove as far as being a housewife goes. I'm not saying I'm good at it, but today as I flew around the house checking laundry, preparing food for the boys, doing dishes and just cleaning up in general I really felt like this is a job that I can enjoy. There is great satisfaction in actually keeping up with the work around here, though I don't often manage to stay right on top of things. I am getting some energy back and it feels good. I hope it will continue.

Today I went outside with the boys again, minus Micah, who was sleeping, and we played soccer, baseball and football. Okay, Jamie threw and kicked a football around while Cody and I played keep away with a soccer ball. Later I pitched for Cody with our ball which is crumpled beyond recognition by Radar, but Cody can actually hit the ball with the bat. As we played out in the yard I thought about my house full of boys and realized that I can still participate in their activities and play with them. I'm not exactly a girlie-girl, but I'm not really a jock either. (Hm. Another area where I don't fit neatly into either category...) I love my boys to pieces, but there has been a part of me that has wondered whether I am missing out by not having a girl too. I have feared missing out on bonding and mostly on being left alone later in life. However, I have a special relationship with my boys and I just have to choose to be involved with them even if we may not have everything in common. As it turns out, Jamie went crazy over the horse he rode recently, so maybe he will ride with me if we ever get one. The bottom line is, there is nothing to stop me from bonding with my kids just because they are not the same gender as me. I know that sounds obvious, but I've been afraid that they would not want to hang out with me the way a girl might. The more my boys grow, the more I am seeing what people mean when they talk about the special relationship that boys have with their mothers. So, I am very thankful for all of my boys...even when they drive me crazy!

Speaking of crazy, the morning was a wild one. Cody and Jamie played very well together all morning. That is to say, they did not fight much. However, they both got wounded repeatedly including a bloody lip on Cody and a bloody toe on Jamie. The two incidents were separate, thank goodness! Haha. I don't even know what happened. I think they bonked heads when Cody's lip got split. I don't know what Jamie did to his toe. I was too busy running around cleaning the kitchen, doing laundry, cleaning the living room and trying to entertain Micah. In the afternoon Cody did a workout with me again, this one a half hour resistance workout. Finally something I will be feeling tomorrow. It was a Turbo Jam workout, for anyone who has heard of it. Very fun, nice and challenging. Okay, for me right now it is VERY challenging. I hope to get back to a place where I purposely increased the difficulty to make it challenging. I'm a long way from there right now. I miss those days.

Anyway, my final load of laundry just stopped in the dryer and Micah is bored, so I better go. I will be busy tomorrow packing for our weekend. We have a Christmas thing with the extended family. It should be fun. I hope the boys will not be too tired to enjoy it. Oops, now Micah is really ticked! I'm off!

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