First of all, I would like to announce that my customized art shop The Framed Frog is being featured as a Top Pick for Kids at A Blog of Goodies! I was blessed enough to have Karen (the blog's author and author of 3 Garnets and 2 Sapphires) win my giveaway on my other blog The Scrappy Frog. She and her family really enjoyed the artwork I did for her kiddies, and so she passed along some bloggy love and posted about me and The Framed Frog. :) Hooray!
And now let me set up a little scenario for you: The other day I was standing in the doorway of my laundry room, staring at the mountain of laundry that had to be done that day. Through the haze of my sinus headache and general exhaustion that comes with seasonal allergies, I estimated that I had at least three loads to do. Funny, since I had just done three loads the day before. . . I moved on to the kitchen and grimaced at the explosive mess there. Apparently "getting my cereal myself" for Gabi involved spilled milk and scattered bits of princess cereal everywhere. Not to mention all the dishes my dear husband used to eat breakfast, take his vitamins, and pack a lunch. . . As I glanced into the living room and saw the sea of shiny plastic toys and vast puddles of drool on any object the boys could reach, the baby started screaming. You know, the "I am NOT going to be happy unless my momma holds me for a good long while" kind of scream. My daughter was saying something about making it to the potty and only getting her panties a little dirty, and David was perched precariously on a very high, very unstable object. (Okay, now that you've got this scenario in your head, please read the following article:)
I seriously hope that that letter was a joke! If the Tacoma reader still has any doubts as to the amount of work a mommy with little ones at home does, I'll gladly change places with her for a day. No, wait a minute . . . if she doesn't think it's much work, she may not be the best choice to watch my children. . .
Not complaining though about those incredible blessings that God has given me! I love each of them beyond words, and I am more than willing to cope with the fact that the housework is never going to be completely done and that they are going to "undo" everything I do during the day. As long as I get to hold them, and kiss them, and play twenty rounds of Candyland with them . . . (ok, last one's a stretch!)