(my brood minus 1)
I went to a new doctor Monday and the nurse was asking about my medical history. You should have seen the look on her face when I told her I had 7 pregnancies (2 miscarriages) and 5 kids. She was absolutely flabbergasted. She said, "How did you go through that many pregnancies? I did two and they were so hard!" I told her mine weren't easy either, but the reward at the end of the pregnancy is worth it! She said, "Well I guess so (with very little conviction)..mine are MONSTERS!" Hmmm...didn't really know what to say to that.
I tried to talk positively to her about being a Mom, but she was pretty negative about it. So I went on my way. Today I went back to have blood drawn. It took a while for her to find my veins so we had a while to talk. She started asking me about how I get my kids to get along, help out around the house and how I can stand to be home all day with them. By the end of our conversation I think I got her thinking about some things. It was a great conversation about motherhood.
I am such an imperfect mother, I am not an expert on ANYTHING when it comes to being a Mom. But I do LOVE being a Mommy to my brood and feel a sense of responsibility to pass my love of being a Mom along. I think too many times the attitude in society is that kids are a burden and inconvenience who are only meant to be endured. I want to pass along the joy my kids bring me, in spite of the fighting, the messes, the lack of sleep etc. They are totally and completely worth every inconvenience that comes along with them! They make me a better person and make me smile each and every day!