Everyday Happenings Of A Wife And Mother

Thursday, December 23, 2010

It's Been A While


Hello everyone....or to whoever reads this.
It has been a while since i have last posted anything.
Our, now toddler, James, has been taking up most of my time lately. As i go through each day i have also realized that i am not only a mother and a wife, but also a laundry mat, a maid, a nurse, a grocery clerk, a cook...i could go on and on. But you get the picture - that once you have become a mother...there are many other roles that fall under that title.
My favorite thing to do with James is still rocking him in the rocking chair. That is mommy time and cuddle time. I look forward to that everyday. Even if the morning or day is so chaotic...as soon as i start rocking him in our chair...i can breathe easier.
So i mentioned that James is a full on Toddler now. Curiosity should be the name of this phase in his life. He explores anything and everything he can reach. As he touches everything he can, he always looks to see what mine and his daddy's reactions will be. i have found that disciplining is a lot harder than i thought it was going to be. I basically told myself "the teen years will be the hard ones for disciplining." Disciplining a toddler is tough i must admit. They can't quite grasp what they are doing is wrong or harmful to them yet. Plus, the word "NO" becomes only a noise in the background to him. It is hard and tiring, but staying consistent with everything is key. And to make sure you and your spouse are on the same page is always a plus.
I hate to see my little boy cry when he is hurt or i tell him no. But those tears lead to my favorite part of being a mommy - holding and loving on him. You can never go wrong with loving your baby.
Well, Christmas is just in a couple of days. And i am so excited! In the beginning of the month i would have said differently. We as humans tend to get so consumed with money and making sure everyone has presents. And if we don't go all extravagant and expensive...we feel like failures. Ryan and i both do not want to put that kind of emphasis on Christmas with our kids. Who knows if we will have jobs next Christmas? What would we tell our kids then? We really want Christmas to be spent celebrating Jesus, His love, and spending time with others.
I know James is still very young to even comprehend anything about Christmas, but we think it is good to start young.
The plan is for Christmas Eve - when i get home from work i will start baking tons of goodies as well as a birthday cake for Jesus that we will have for dessert that night. After we have dinner and dessert - right before James goes to bed, we will sit around the tree as Ryan reads the Christmas story and sing some carols. Doesn't that make you feel all warm inside? haha!
I am so thankful for the many blessing that God has given me. I love Him, i am so smitten with my husband, and i have so much joy being James' mommy.
Merry Christmas Everyone!


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