Being with your children 24 x 7 can actually drive a mom crazy. I don’t mean literally crazy, but you know, just crazy in a nice and funny kind of way at times. I don’t know how many times I’ve cried aloud “Lord, please help me!” when dealing with my kids. I usually do this when all four are trying to get my attention at the same time. Just this afternoon while we were studying in bed – yes, this is how we usually are:
I was teaching all three of the sisters at the same time. The two big ones have the same subject while the other one have her own workbook. Of course, not to be outdone, Flash Boy comes to me with a book of his own asking me to read it to him. How can I possibly do 4 things at the same time?
I can’t so I had to reject Flash Boy’s request. Nonetheless, we were still able to finish our schoolwork today.
Here are still a few things that go on as part of our normal day that can sometimes drive me crazy, but ultimately, makes me thank God for these four beautiful blessings in our lives.
While studying Maths one day, Guitar Babe and Artsy Princess were whispering in front of me as if I wasn’t there.
Me: Hey, what are you two doing? Guitar Babe, why are you telling her the answer to her worksheets? That’s cheating!
Guitar Babe: It’s not cheating, Mom. It’s called teamwork!
Hmm… trying to put one over me.
Here’s another conversation with my Sunshine Girl one day while I was trying to get her to take an afternoon nap.
Me: Go to sleep, babe.
SG: Later, Mommy.
After 10 minutes…
Me: It’s time to go to sleep.
SG: Not yet Mom.
After another 10 minutes. Now I use my threatening voice.
Me: Sunshine Girl, go to bed now!
SG: Mom, pinagbigyan na kita kahapon! (Mom, I did you a favor already. Yesterday I obeyed you.)
Here’s the latest involving Artsy Princess. While checking her schoolwork:
Me: Artsy Princess, there’s no date on your work. Didn’t I tell you to always write the date?
AP: But Mom, you already know the date today. Why do I have to write it down. It’s just the same when you tell me that I don’t have to keep writing my name because you know my name already.
Well, these are just some of the things that make me say “Thank you, God!” everyday.
I hope you enjoyed this post!