Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Is it opposite day?

Quote from my 4 1/2 year old:

"Mommy, Doofenschmirtz and Perry are nemiseses. That means they're friends 'cept they fight alot."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

reflections on mommyhood

Today was our last MOPS meeting of the year, and it was great fun. We did a program called The Golden Mommys and each mom received an award or two that reflected their personality.

As an aside, mine was "The mommy most likely to host a TV show about large families who coupon".

Obviously, they know me. That, or I am just obnoxious about saving money.

Anyway, all this mommy talk got me reflecting about my years as a mommy. Being one of the older moms in MOPS, I am experiencing several different childhood periods at once. So while being in the throes of diapers, potty training, and breastfeeding, I have also been dealing with homework, science fair projects (the horror!) and team sports. I sort of have my hand in several things at once.

When I look at some of our younger, "newer" moms, with a toddler and baby, I am taken back to my years when I was in that position. How I wish I had been involved in a MOPS group then! Though I had many mommy friends, the opportunity to come together - to recharge, learn, commiserate with each other as well as build each other up - would have been a wonderful experience for me.

My needs as a mom have changed as I've had more children and their activities have pulled me in different directions. But my need for women friends with whom I can share my mothering is still present. I'm so glad I have MOPS now, even at this late stage in my mothering career!