Thursday, October 19, 2006

Pep Talk to Myself...

Well, its almost been a month since King Henry (that's what we've been calling him lately since his every need and desire is met by his lowly servants) came into our lives, and what a wonderful start it has been indeed! Having a large family requires that a mother and father keep things in perspective and balance. For instance, knowing that the laundry cannnot be completed, or that dinner is not from scratch (like I make stuff from scratch...HA!), or that the house is messy is NO reason for a couple to think of themselves as failures. It all just takes time to readjust and tune in to the change in the routine. It's kind of like juggling. I was getting very good at juggling 4 balls, but now I have to practice throwing that 5th ball in, and sometimes that means the whole routine fails and comes crashing down. It will require lots of practice and starting over, but in the end my routine will get better and better and more impressive! Failure is certain some days, but as parents, we must expect some bumps in the road. Right? Right.

Just as long as I don't hit a bump while I'm juggling my 5 balls......heh.

5 comments:

4andcounting said...

Just remember that saying " Your children won't remember how clean the house was or whether your meals came from scratch. What they will remember is time spent with their family." Or something like that. Sounds like you are doing a great job and keeping things in perspective.

Georgie Tamayo Clemens said...

Thanks 4and counting....

Great advice!

Hammerbrecher said...

Nice Blog, like the Catholicity!

Anonymous said...

I have heard it said by my grandmother a different way...

You can polish your furniture on a weekly basis but at the end of your life, the furniture will not thank you for the polishing. The children, on the other hand, will thank you for the good raising that you gave them.

M

Suzanne Temple said...

I didn't have time to get used to 4 before we had 5. It was crazy, crazy for a while. I think I needed that. I HAD to let go. I was holding on too much to the idea that I needed to be in perfect control. Since I've let go some I find that I am much more patient and much happier in general.