Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On Any Given Day

On any given day
We stir early to get a thought in edgewise before “Mommy” is being chanted.
We gaze in the mirror to wonder if we will ever get back to the pre-baby body- or just the “Hey Baby” body would be fine.

On any given day
We separate arguments over toys and apples into lunch boxes.
We are late to pre-school because of lost shoes and lost minds.
We try our best to make mistakes “teachable” moments, but they turn into “yell-able” moments.
We forget a library book and our deodorant.

On any given day
We lose track of time talking with girlfriends and mentally re-prioritize that errand list once more before the school pick up time.
We try to fit in one last stop and promise ourselves that we’ll eat wonderful, healthy food during nap time.
{We eat corn dogs and Halloween candy because we’re famished and it kinda covers some food groups.}
We wash laundry, dishes and hopefully hair.
We kiss boo-boos, cheeks and our to-do list goodbye.
We wipe hineys, noses and crayon off cabinets.

On any given day
We pray for children around the world and the corner.
We squeeze our little ones a little tighter when we can because we know they won’t always let us.
We praise God for the amazing opportunity to impact the life of another so profoundly that they could possibly need therapy for this.

On any given day

We hope that chicken nuggets and French fries aren’t shown to be linked to some sort of cancer.
We wrap up the evening with a bath and wish we were in it.
Picnik collage
Ollie facial expressions 2
We tuck in and sneak out and breathe a sigh that we made it one more day.

On any given day
We encourage, support, uplift and love each other.
Because that’s what this sorority that has lasted through the generations is all about.
Just hanging out
We are all just surviving in the ‘hood- The Motherhood.

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* This post is linked to Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries.

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*And, stay tuned for a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ON FRIDAY! {Big is relative, you know- not my relatives, of course. You know what I mean. I am excited about this announcement. Let's just say that.}


Sandy Hop said...

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Lydia said...

Love it!

Melissa said...

Beautiful....absolutely beautiful!

Kim said...

Love it! Cute pics!!

Stephanie B said...

Thanks. You just made my morning. :-)

amykat said...

You have been at my house this morning! If I had written this, I would have included:

*we dropped our son off at preschool this morning, and forgot to include the football (that goes with his halloween costume - football uniform).
*we also forgot to bring a change of clothes to be worn after classroom trick-or-treating.
*we stopped at the convenience store for daily coffee/cappucino mix...and they were out of cappucino.
*we went to next convenience store for coffee/cappucino mix and slipped on the wet floor.
*walked in the office rain-soaked because we forgot our umbrella at home.

I have HAD a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad, alexander-like day (and it's only 9:30am!!) God help me!

Anonymous said...

I love this! Your blog has SO become one of my faves!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Susannah said...

I feel the same EVERYDAY too! I too hope that chicken nuggets and fries aren't linked to cancer. Cause we would be in trouble! Anderson has gotten to where he throws fits about eveything....sigh! So at the end of the day...I exhausted too!

The Incredible Shrinking Woman said...

This line- We praise God for the amazing opportunity to impact the life of another so profoundly that they could possibly need therapy for this- I would cross stitch it on a pillow. Except I don't know how. And I already have about 100 unfinished projects that need my attention. Plus the short people in the house. They demand my attention. But the thought counts, right?
You make my day.

Matt, Carrie, Lucy and Molly Allen said...

you made me tear up hillary, thanks! i loved it!

The Writer Chic said...

Hillary, this is a magical post. Well, done, sis.

Kelli said...

So, so true. And how beautiful that we do truly go through all of this together as mothers.
Thank you for such a delightful reminder to take joy in the everythings of our day...the good, the bad and the snotty.
So glad I found your blog! Thanks for sharing!
Many Blessings,
Kelli @ Sustaining Creativity

Laura said...

Wonderful post, Hill!

thegypsymama said...

Love, LOVE, LOVE this. I ate Tonka Truck snacks yesterday in lieu of, you know, actually cooking. (and they were reallll good)

Tami said...

Beautiful, poetic...yes, beautiful. :)

Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

That was lovely, Hillary. And I can't WAIT for your mysterious!

Scott & Liz said...

AMEN, Sista'!!!!

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Becky said...

gah i am so behind! i have never been 3 deep on my hillary posts! there were 105 in my google reader this morning and i have actually cleaned some out. that is scary! anyway, love this. especially since i'm trying to survive these days. the joys that come with being "lapped" in the children vs. parents game. o-man is too cute!!

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I love this post! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

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