"Your body is the first thing any child of man ever wanted. Therefore dispose yourself to be loved, to be wanted, to be available. Be there for them with a vengeance. Be a gracious, bending woman. Incline your ear, your heart, your hands to them.... To be a Mother is to be the sacrament - the effective symbol - of place. Mothers do not make homes, they are our home." from Bed and Board, Robert Farrar Capon

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Authorship Perks

Last night after a long dinner clean up session during which multiple much-needed disciplinary actions were executed upon all involved (the oldest four), and after which those same oldest four were finally freed to skip out and enjoy the mild evening playing baseball, I was left alone in the house with the baby who refused to be put down and two little girls (one of whom was recovering from a 24-hour virus thingie) who wanted to get stories read to them and drinks of water.  Lots of stories.  And lots of drinks.

After forty-five minutes or so of this I stomped went outside to find my husband who was trimming trees in our yard and yelled out, "Are you ever coming in?!  All I have been doing for the last hour is holding the baby and trying to keep two little girls happy!"

To which my husband replied, teasingly -

"Honey, that's wonderful. That's all you need to be doing. Just read your own Mothers' blog and see."


Next post - How awesome husbands are.


  1. How funny...and I'm looking forward to that next post!

  2. Ha! I had to read this post out loud to someone very close to me, who has the same awesome way of helping realign my perspective! :-p
    (And now I have a baby and two little girls!)

  3. Hence my lack of posts ;-)

  4. Louise - that is so funny. I actually showed this one to my husband too :-)

    Leah - I'm glad you manage to actually post such things for us all to enjoy, even amidst the continual need for lots and lots of stories and drinks!

  5. That's great, I love it. Reminds me of someone I know too :-)

  6. So funny! I often read my own blog for a little attitude check! lol!