August 10, 2011

A couple weeks ago I rocked this Motherhood thing

Yes, it's true.  There are many days that Ellie and I watch more than our fair share of Hoarders and Blue's Clues (a show for mommy, then a show for baby, rinse and repeat). 

I don't blog about those days because 1) I've got a reputation to maintain and 2) you all have these days too; you don't need to read about them here.  But a couple weeks ago I had a where I was just so proud of my mothering efforts.  We did something fun!  I forced myself to relax and relinquish control.  I overcame my obsessive need for a clean house and opted instead for a morning of memory making.

We made a playhouse!  We painted a box.  We invited some friends over and had a grand time. 
Seriously, nothing makes me feel like a better mom than the occasional day like this.
Of course, after painting the box for a while, it became way more interesting to paint ourselves.
Just before the painting got too chaotic, we dumped those little girls in the tub and called it a day.
Look at these faces.  That's how you know there was a good time all around.
Bye everyone.  Come back next time my mom lets me do something super fun.
I can't wait!

What do you do with your children that makes you feel like a superb mother?  What are your mothering proud moments?  I need more ideas around here.


  1. I found out that if I give kelly some cat nip she is in love with me and we cuddle and play together...Even though I am pretty sure she is high I am going to take it as real love!


  2. aww you are such an awesome mom. Some Moms out there freak out in situations like that!

  3. That looks like it was TONS of fun! Way to go Whitney! We like to go outside when it rains and touch the water with our feet and feel the drips from the roof on our fingers. We never get soaked, but wet enough to enjoy it! Sometimes we even drink our bottle on the porch so we can watch the rain some more, up close and personal.

  4. I'll admit, these photos made me tear up. I just miss you so terribly, and I can't believe Eleanor is so SO big! Ellie is the best.

    And I always feel good about myself if I read to Jack and Lu for 20 minutes a day, especially if the reading is from frugally-obtained-from-the-library books.

  5. LOVE this!! So much fun! I think I will vow now to always have fun over a clean house...meaning that I will make sure to play with my children and create moments like this rather than worry about checking off a to-do list.

  6. i love it! boxes are a kid's favorite toy i am convinced. you should check out this blog.. , she does a lot of fun and creative crafts with her kids too :)

  7. Awww how fun! This would be difficult for me, I'm not going to lie ("WHAT IF THE PAINT GOT ON THE FURNITURE!?!" is what my brain tells me), but I am sure the kids absolutely couldn't have been happier doing it! Way to go! Maybe I'll be inspired to relinquish control myself : )

  8. What a good Mommy! I would be a stress case and a half with all that paint! It looks like it was so much fun!