Adventures of Motherhood

I am a harried mother of three kids who move at light speed and a husband who lives in a world of words. If that isn't enough, I teach in an elementary school as I slowly watch my hair turn gray.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Just Like Me

I often hear how much the kids are and look just like my sweet hubby. It doesn't really bother me...I mean look at him, he's gorgeous!
I've been hearing about it since Zach was a little guy. When he was about a year old, a women at a shopping mall stopped us, patted me on the shoulder and said "Don't worry dear, the next one might look like you!" The old busybody!
But every once in a while I see a picture of the kids or watch them do something or their mannerism and I see me.

Today, it was Noah's turn. He received a "Jigsaw Jones" book for his birthday (his first real chapter book!) and I finally convinced him to start reading it last night.

Well he couldn't put it down, today.

It's finally a beautiful day here, and we were on our bikes (I was on a bike for the first time in 15 years...a story for another time!) and Noah had to stop.

I found him sitting on a rock in the shade reading. He was so excited and kept announcing when he got to the next chapter. He was enjoying the book so much, that he rather do it than ride his bike.

I was just like that as a kid and I am still like that! It was nice to see a glimpse of me in one of them.

Whatever you're doing this Sunday, I hope it's fun!

What do your kids do that remind you of yourself?

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

I'm Terrible

I think I am a terrible mother! Yes, I admit it. It is 12:37 , am making lunch and watching TV. I am having the most enjoyable day. Oh! Did I mention the kids are in camp!

It's so nice a quiet. Nobody is fighting over my computer. I can actually use it without asking permission! Actually, nobody is fighting. It's so peaceful and calm. Can you hear the peacefulness?

Oh, yeah, back to my terribleness (is that even a word?). I love my kids, I enjoy being with my kids, but I love having time away from them. I know so many women, who want to spend all their time with their kids and I feel guilty that I don't.

Well, my lunch is ready, so I am off for a little more solitude until I need to pick up the kids.

So, what do you you crave time away or do you pine for your kids if they're out of your site longer than 5 minutes?