Wednesday, October 6, 2010

I am...

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I am the kind of mom that says yes to yet another package of silly bands.
But says no when they want to play in the muddy rain puddles.

I am the kind of mom that always says yes when they beg for a treat at the store.
As long as that treat is not the Skittles.

I am the kind of mom that likes to read a story out loud to them.
But seldom finds the time to to do it anymore.

I am the mom who hugs and squeezes their dad in front of them.
Even when they pretend to be thoroughly grossed out.

I am the kind of mom that gets frustrated and cleans their rooms when they're at school.
But I never tell them what I throw out in the process. (And they almost always never miss it anyway).

I am the kind of mom that takes time for my own hobbies, dreams, and needs.
And I think that's extremely good for them.

I am not the mom who sits on the floor and plays legos or does puzzles with them every day.
But I am the mom that sits and listens, then dries their tears with encouragement and support.

I am the mom that has fresh-baked cookies and milk waiting when they come home from school.
I am not the mom who buys the Oreos.

I am the mom who loves these three with a fierce intensity that goes down to my core and sometimes nearly consumes me.

I am their mom.
And they are my heart.

23 comments:

Annie said...

You are the kind of mom I really love being friends with. And your kids adore you, just exactly for the kind of mom you are.

Julianna said...

You are the Mom I'd like to be. :) -J

Jane Doe said...

Oh crap. I DO buy Oreos. Actually, I buy generic Oreos. Is that better or worse? ;)

Thelma said...

Great post and FABULOUS picture.

Becky said...

And you are the mom that buys them cute matching outfits. I love those colors!

Lauren in GA said...

That was lovely, Stie.

I know...it nearly consumes me, too. I really and truly had no idea that I could love with such intensity. Mine are my heart, too. I love the way you said that.

Amanda D said...

See -- I'm the kind of mom that bakes homemade cookies for after school sometimes, but also buys Oreos.

Love this post, Christie, and I'm totally thinking about stealing the idea and doing one of my own.

Beckie Steele said...

Can't wait to see mom and dad in the picture too... Love those cute kids of yours!!!

Darby said...

Beautiful Christie!

Tristan said...

Beautifully written!! Gorgeous children! We are similar to our Mothering styles.

mae said...

Your kids seem amazing (and so adorable).

I know they are lucky to have such an amazing mother!

jen@odbt said...

Great outfits - love those colors together. You made me teary again...in a good way. Love your writing!

Karey said...

Great post. I'm the kind of mom who will color with my kids but DO NOT ask me for playdough. I'm not that kind of mom.

Who knew Mom kind of love was even possible. I didn't understand it until I had it.

Elizabeth said...

You are also the kind of Mum that has insanely good looking kids :-)
Thanks for this post, it was upliftng.

jessica said...

Okay this is creepy...it looks like you are pretty much me, except I have two girls and a little black boy. AWESOME!

Julie From Inmates said...

I felt sure your post was going to say, I Am ... Broke. due to all the braces! =) I enjoyed this post and might do something like it over at my place if that's okay. You don't buy oreos? Is that because you only buy the double stuff like me? =P

Meggan said...

Um...they are looking too grown up, Stie. Just saying...Love your thoughts

Travelin'Oma said...

I wish I was your kid.

Holly said...

You are my hero.

What about home baked cookies AND double stuffed oreos? :)

I'm not so much the *play with* kind of mom, when I do it's always a surprise and highly appreciated--because it's not the norm.

Jenny from Chicago said...

Wow. Gorgeous pic of gorgeous kids. Your greatness as a Mom is wrtitten all over them.

Cindy said...

Very sweet... and cute pic! ...are we going to be seeing more pics from that shoot in the next, oh, two months? Love them!

Becca @ Our Crazy Boys said...

I love this post, and I love that we're so alike. (Mainly because I am not the "sit on the floor and play Legos" Mom, either.)

Anna said...

Keep the pictures coming, they are beautiful children. You and J make pretty babies.