March 25, 2023
Annapolis, US 51 F

A Day In The Life

A few months ago I was asked to start writing for this site. It has taken me a long time to decide what my specific contribution will be. Since having my first child in 2003 I realized that the parenting market is saturated with people who know more about my children than I do, and love letting me  know about  it. I didn’t want to create another one of “those” forums. I feel that parenting is about rolling with the punches, it is rarely pretty, but we all try to make it work. I have decided to share my experiences and let you figure out if my experiences offer some value to your own. As a mother of four sons and a daughter–if nothing else, I have stories!

This week my youngest child, my only daughter will have her first birthday. In the last twelve months she has learned to smile, roll over, walk and call me by name. She  has also become so self sufficient. I sat watching her sleep the other day and for one brief moment I thought ‘I want another baby’. As quickly as that completely insane idea popped into my head I cringed. What could I be thinking? Another what!? Has the lack of sleep caused me to begin hallucinating?

I took a deep breath, gathered my thoughts and remembered that this was natural and would pass…..or would it? Judging by the fact that I have made five people in the last six years, maybe my resistance has been worn down. What is it about these sweet quiet moments that make you long for the sleepless nights, endless feedings and intense pain? I broke my toe three years ago and I remember every minute of the pain, but somehow I have forgotten the pain of my labor. Is that the only way I was able to do it again, and again, and again?

I have decided to keep an arms distance from my husband until this wash of insanity passes over me. I love my large family of seven, but my uterus needs a vacation.

Do you have any children? Any tips to share? Please leave me a comment!

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  1. Awe, you are such a wonderful mamma! Maybe you guys can get a puppy to satiate your crazy baby craving :-)

  2. This too shall pass – they grow up and you miss when they were little but there are so many good things right around the next corner. I can vouch for the very good job that you are doing “people building”.

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