Is being a mother worth it?

The every day grind of life can be more than taxing on all of us….whether you are a working mother or not….managing your home, life, family and all of the other dynamics of your life can be stressful.  I have posted before about the joys of motherhood (and if it really is all worth it)….you can read under the link titled: Worth It (under categories to the right)……and specifically talked about how my father once said that being a parent was the worst thing and the best thing he ever did.  At that time I was not a parent just yet….and I remember being really upset by this statement….did it mean that he didn’t love me….how could he actually say those words to his own daughter….you really never know until you are a parent yourself. 

I, myself, remember being in a supermarket-prior to children-and hearing a two or three year old completely out of control……how ridiculous I thought….how can that parent not take control of her child.  And now in the present day…if I hear that two or three year old screaming…yelling, having a tantrum…and out of control….boy does my heart hurt for that mama…..because most likely….she has to finish the food shopping…get home and put some laundry in…finish homework…make dinner….put some more laundry in….stop a fight between siblings…wipe the tears away from her daughter’s eyes….try and mend the broken heart of her oldest…make sure that her one son eats enough for dinner because sometimes he likes chicken, sometimes not, sometimes the pasta is cooked perfetly, other times he wants sauce and then he doesn’t…and don’t forget about making the lunches for school….and getting them into the tub….getting them ready for bed…brushing their teeth….

So……the mom in the supermarket with the explosive child….now I understand what it means to be a mother….and what my dad said…and what he meant by that….but there are some days when I know for sure that it really is all worth it…..and on November 3rd 2011…my Gregory reminded me that this is all worth it….

I was at Stop and Shop….and my oldest was at home with Gregory…..Zach knew where I was…but Gregory forgot….he told me that he looked all over for me….could not find me anywhere….so left this note on the front of the door.  I will write the note exactly how he did and then transcribe below:

 

FUM GREGORY

MOM I WAS WRED

THAT I CUDIT

FID YOU.  IF

YOU SEE THIS THEN

CHRI TO FIND ME.

I WILL BE IN ZACKS

RUM

 

 

TRANSCRIPTION OF HIS NOTE:

FROM GREGORY

MOM I WAS WORRIED

THAT I COULDN’T

FIND YOU.  IF

YOU SEE THIS,  THEN

TRY TO FIND

ME.

I WILL BE IN ZACK’S

ROOM.

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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