Friday, April 3, 2009

THE GOOD STUFF...

I was accused of being mean. That’s right, MEAN, by someone who read my blog post yesterday. Well, only one person. Who happens to live in my house, and is maybe the ONLY person in my house who actually reads my blog.

So, in light of the fact that yesterday’s post made me sound like a total scrooge, I thought I’d post some of the things that I LOVE about being a mom.

1) Christmas mornings. All of them.

2) Snuggling on the couch to watch TV at the end of the day (obviously I mean with my eight-year-old daughter and not my 15-year-old son.)

3) Seeing my son’s eyes all lit up when he comes back from a driving lesson with his dad. Or seeing him laugh any time, really. (He has the best laugh!)

4) Watching my oldest spread her wings as she goes out into the world, and realizing that I must have done *something* right that she’s so grounded, and funny, and all-around amazing.

5) A kiss (or hug) from any of my children, at any time. (The older they get the more I appreciate this!)

6) Seeing the amazing differences between three children who are so genetically similar and have been raised in the same household. How can they be SO different from one another???

7) The possibility of being a grandmother. I know, that's crazy talk! But with a 22-year-old, I’m already thinking about this. (Although I would never tell her that.) But, wow!

8) This picture of my son, although a) he looks a little like a crack addict in it and b) he’d kill me if he knew I’d posted it. (Thankfully, *he* doesn’t read my blog.)

Again, I’m sure there are a gazillion more things I could list, but it’s your turn…any FAVORITES???

14 comments:

The Rat said...

Yeah, you might have been mean yesterday, but.....it was pretty darn funny. BTW-you need to use that pic for blackmail later in life :)

Lisa and Laura said...

Love the tag - "not such a bad mom." Hilarious.

And if someone in your house thought THAT was mean, please never let them meander over to our blog. I'm sure they'd be on the phone with child services in about 10 seconds flat.

PJ Hoover said...

He has the bunny ears on?????

Kimberly Derting said...

PJ and Rat -- I don't think he ever meant for that picture to see the light of day. Muahahaha!!!

And LiLa -- (see above) I forgot to mention "torturing/blackmailing my kids". Child services will be hot on my trail in no time! ;)

PurpleClover said...

So hilarious! What a great mom you are though!

Kelsey said...

Okay, would it be mean of me to first think that that was Miley Cyrus first?

Sorry, haha.

Kimberly Derting said...

Ahaha, Kelsey, that's awesome! He was only 12 at the time, and yes, his hair was definitely too long! (I won't tell him you said Miley, though) ;)

Katie said...

hilarious! Of course I had to ignore the current post and skip right on down to the mean one :-)

Tabitha said...

See? You're not mean. :)

My kids are 3 and 5, so I haven't gotten the chance to get tired of most things that go along with parenting. Just the back talk - I can do without that. :)

Kimberly Derting said...

I don't think anyone loves the back talk, Tabitha! Or the eye rolling. I hate the eye rolling.

Kimberly Derting said...

And, Katie, you're like me, you go right to the *real* good stuff...the bad stuff!

Tam said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the little things they say that stay with you forever, like when I was pregnant with Jack, and I asked Matt if he thought I would have a boy or a girl. He thought long and hard, then said, a little worried, "I don't know, Mom. I hope it's a kid." Oh, and you are soooooo not mean....trust me.... :-)

Shelli said...

i think its great yours are all about kids :)

Little Ms J said...

Just stopping by to let you know I recognized you on my blog for being fabulous.