Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

July 31, 2008

Pressing forward

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Yes, I have many wrinkles to iron out.  But, hooray for me, this is not a 0-60 morning.  The kids are both still in dreamland, and I’m on my second cup of coffee. 

Congratulations to my cousin Natalie and her husband Mike on the birth of their baby girl, Charlie, yesterday in Ft. Collins.  (love the name.)  It brings me back to July of four years ago, when Linus was born, and I’m reminded how difficult those first days and weeks are with a new baby, especially the first one.  In my mind, I find that I divide my life into two parts, the one before I had kids, and the one after.  And I must say, even though taking care of two high-spirited kids is the biggest challenge I’ve ever faced (besides of course actually having them) I think I am enjoying the latter division the most.  Even on the days that I think, “Why did I ever procreate?” I still would never trade freedom and autonomy for 24/7 kid care.  All my mother friends agree.  If Linus wasn’t here, I would have never heard him say to me (and imagine a fierce look and a finger wagging accompanying this comment) “Because I’m the Linus!”  This had to be b/c David threw out the age-old, “Because I’m the Dad!” the other night.  Wonderful.

In relation to these thoughts, I read an interesting article this morning about Rebecca Walker, daughter of famous American feminist Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple ).  She has written a book about how the birth of her son completely changed her own feminist viewpoints, in that she no longer thinks of motherhood and children as millstones around the neck.  It’s a good read: 

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2008/jul/08073010.html  Motherhood is “the Most Rewarding Experience of My Life” says Feminist Icon’s Daughter

And now the house is waking up, and so I begin another day of motherhood, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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5 Comments »

  1. Hey girl – loved reading what a day in your life is like! By the way….David is actually better looking than Tom Brady…and Giselle doesn’t have anything on you! 🙂

    Comment by Megan — July 31, 2008 @ 10:15 am |Reply

  2. It’s SN time here…(Dave and I taking a nap at the same time). The empty nest has it’s good moments, too! Deemom

    Comment by Deemom — July 31, 2008 @ 12:19 pm |Reply

  3. Thanks for the notice of your new blog….looks great

    …a couple things I always remembered when my house was full of babys/kids… quotes used very often by my own mother in regards to motherhood and its challenges.

    “this to shall pass”… and… ” there is a reason God made a night to every day…”

    I will put you on my favorites……and contribute when I can.

    Comment by trish — July 31, 2008 @ 4:05 pm |Reply

  4. Hey Lindy! I love reading about a day in your life! Believe it or not…I am jealous of it! The grass is always greener on the other side, huh? The internship is going well overall, very very long days but I’m learning a lot (that is why I decided to do an internship, right?!). I definitely miss home, especially my family, but I’ve already been here for 2 months, so time is going pretty fast! I will be back in Doniphan for Fall Festival and so will Heather (for a bachelorette party and bridal shower), so if you can make it to D-town, we would both love to see you! Take care Linnikins!
    Love,
    Shauna

    Comment by Shauna — July 31, 2008 @ 8:29 pm |Reply

  5. What a great BLOG Lindy! I am certainly going to look forward to reading it every morning over a cup of coffee. May not have kids right now pulling at me, but perhaps the blog will give me some insight. Please note, I have a husband for starters! Just kidding!

    Comment by Mollie Hart — July 31, 2008 @ 9:36 pm |Reply


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