Thursday, December 11, 2008

children

Occasionally on a day off (I work a 96 hr on 96 hour off rotation)
I take in a dear friends children.
sometimes its overnight (shes a nurse working, not a hussy cruising)
sometime after school till her shift ends
sometimes before school
Anyway......I AM SO GLAD MINE ARE GROWN
I have three children
A daughter 20 yrs (OUT OF HOUSE)
A son 18 yrs (OUT OF HOUSE)
A daughter 12 yrs (AT HOME, AND A LOVELY INTELLECTUAL CHILD)

I forgot how they whine, or fight with their sibling, or just act plain old defiant because of being fatigued.
I forgot how their hair gets all nappy in there sleep, and the tears that come with combing it out.
I forgot how my mood was so easily influenced by theirs.

My youngest, that still dwells with me, is like me....
we enjoy quiet....and lots of it......
she will look at me when they are here and say "They make so much noise"
Or "How am I supposed to concentrate with all the racket"..............
she is an old soul in a prepubescent body.
We are a good pair
we are harmonious
we are two peas in a pod...

We are not always fuddy duddys............we do like to crank the music and dance up a sweat, we do have the occasional argument, but all in all we are in sync.........

I cant even fathom how I had the energy or patience for those tough years when you are nothing more than a mother..............A mother with messy hair, a mother that wears old tatty pants because the babes come first, a mother that couldn't think beyond bath time and bed for the babes..........
Perhaps if I had not had the first two so close together it wouldn't have been so hard, or such a blur...........
I don't regret a thing......it is what it was, and is now...............
My eldest called my last week and said "ITS BRITNEY BITCH"....
her name is Kayla so I was a bit confused.....then she announced
"WE ARE GOING TO BRITNEY SPEARS".........now this is pay off.....
we can enjoy each other as people......
I am so excited.......................

2 comments:

marie said...

ABSOLUTELY! All hail to mothers...

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