Being a mom is an interesting thing. I never thought about being a mom until getting pregnant. I didn’t think through kids’ names or whether I wanted a boy or a girl. I didn’t think of how hard it would be or how life would never be the same again. I also couldn’t have even begun to consider what joy it would bring me.
If you’re new here, I have two boys. Two crazy, active, silly, just about always hungry little (big!) boys. Some days they absolutely drive me crazy. Praise the Lord this year we have a yard and can just send them outside to get the crazies out. And some days they are so sweet that my heart is just overwhelmed with joy.
This is my 6-year-old beating his chest and screaming because he knocked all the bowling pins over. See? I told you – crazy.
I often get asked if we wanted a girl or if we would like to try to have a girl. And although I’m sure girls are just as much fun in their own right, I have no desire.
I don’t know if it’s the craziness that comes with boys, the absolute silliness that is bottled up inside them. That it’s so innate it’s just charming. (Unless it’s when I’m trying to relax. Then it’s annoying.) Or the fact that they are just so different from girls and from me that I find it intriguing. Who would have thought I would have to say things like “leave your pee pee alone” or “it’s not a gun, just go to the bathroom!” Over and over again.
I love it that they fight and when I send them to their room to be calm and wait for me to talk to them they’re friends before I can even get in there. I love that a friendly game of bowling turned into human bowling/kicking pins and racing. I secretly love when their energy bubbles up so much that they just have to scream or jump or be crazy for a sec. I think it’s hilarious.
I must admit, I have often thought whoever thought it was a good idea to give me kids must have been seriously mistaken. Now I know God is sovereign and must know something I don’t know and often this is the only thing that keeps me going. I just pray that these crazy little balls of energy grow up to love the Lord, learn through mommy & daddy’s mistakes and be true men of God. Which is why I’m on my knees most of the time, praying through it all!