I love being a mom, but I finally figured out what makes it all worth while.
It is the hundereds of really cute or sweet things your kids do each day. The really little things- like Clayton sticking his toungue out while he smiles at me. Ian's giggle. Ewan trying to understand the world around him, by processing it through his little logic circuts. And Galen oh- man I've got to tell you this one.
We had the missionaries over for dinner the other night. Galen was being himself, and right in the middle of dinner he stuck his hand in the light and made a shawdow puppet. "Butterfly" he said.
"Cool" said one of the missionaries "Can you do any more?"
Galen out both his hands together in a fist. "Rock"
And the days are just packed with these little split second smile makers. How can any one handle being a parent without being around thier kids enough to at least catch most of these wonderful little smile makers?
Kids- you make me smile, laugh and giggle.
Ok- one more little antidote.
I just got a bunch of new clothes in from a catalog, and was trying then on to see what I liked. There was an outfit I was waffling over because it was a touch too short. So I went upstairs to look in the mirror. Ewan saw me, piped right up and said "Look Galen, Mom looks beautiful!"
I decided to keep the outfit. :)