motherhood

I’ve been thinking…

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so a while back my sister in law compared motherhood to running, which let’s be honest I don’t do much of anymore… but she said moms are like marathon runners, we go go go, and dads are like sprinters, they come home from work and spend a short but oh so necessary amount quality time with the kids. we have the long haul (particularly stay at home moms, but even moms that work tend to do quite a lot with work on top)…

so we have to pace ourselves, we can’t do too much or we don’t make it to the end. and dads wrestle and chase and jump go a bit crazy with the kids because that’s what we need them to do, use that extra energy, sprint to the line for us…

and once again it makes me think about how amazing single moms are without a sprinter to go full force for them so the can have a bit of a rest…

and then I got to thinking about a friend of mine, she has three kids but often never leaves them all home with dad. I thought she was crazy, and that he could handle it. but then think about it… their sprinters and they need the coach (wife) close by in case of an emergency and the longer we leave them with all the kids the quicker they run out of steam…

I know last time I left Darin home with these two fireballs he barely came up for air.

what’s this all mean? nothing really. just thinking. glad to be a mom, as long as I keep a good pace.

and sometimes I don’t, and then I fall asleep at 9 b/c I stopped moving and nothing seems to keep my attention.

but I’ll keep chugging along, you too.

3 thoughts on “motherhood

  1. Yes, agreed. Well put, Nada! I’ve felt bad for not being “super fun” all day with my kids like Pace is when he gets home (or how Gretchen is when she watches them). But as “the mom”, we have to find balance because there is so much to be done around the house, in our callings, for neighbors, etc. We can have some fun and just play with our kids, but it can’t be just that all day. We have to prioritize and fit in what we can, but not exhaust ourselves like you said.

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