"What we do in this life, echoes in eternity."
Maximus, Gladiator
"Our creator would never have made such lovely days, and given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal."
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Friday, June 20, 2008

What do they mean?

I have had a lot people look at me in shock and then say, "You have your hands full!" At first I would smile, and say something nice back. Today though, when the tenth person asked me the same thing I said, "It's actually not that bad, you know!" 
For example today, I got me a stroller I've been coveting for a while. But I finished some work, and I have my own money that I can spend however I want. Still, yesterday, I went to a store to see the stroller, and I was so close to buying it, but I didn't. I came home, and did a lot of research, and I went back today and I bought it! 
After that, I came back home to have some mate with Gorgeous Boricua before he went out to work. The other day I had bought some mini water balloons, and today we went to try out my new stroller, I mean the babies' stroller, and we played baseball with water balloons and had a balloon fight. We got very hot, so we decided to go to the pool. The weather was so crazy and we were actually very cold. I know, we couldn't make up our minds. It was at the pool that a lady with a 5 year-old daughter asked, "What ages are your kids? You must have no time for yourself!" And I thought to myself, "What time does she have for herself, working all day?" I mean, I work a lot too; I went to bed at 4 this morning in order to finish some work, but I also love my life, and I have a lot of fun with my children. Like today, after the pool we were starving, so we walked to P.F. Chang's and ordered carry out. We took our food to the park and ate there, while we watched the other children play at the dancing waters fountain. The children ate all their vegetables, they love Chinese food, and we talked and laughed while we ate. We were only missing papa. We didn't want to finish our evening, so we walked to Wegman's, and my kids saw fireflies for the first time, and I saw their terrified and amazed eyes when I told them those little black things were bats and not birds. We rented "National Treasure 2, The Book of Secrets," which was free because I had a red box code. We came home, took baths, and one by one my angels fell asleep while they tried so hard to stay awake to watch the movie. 
I love being a mom. I don't know why people find it unbelievable that someone would love to be home and enjoy her kids. I have the best job in the world. And I don't get paid with money, with currency, but I'm wealthy. I get to spend my days with the people I love best in the world, and who also loves me back, I do fun things all the time, I read a lot, I research whatever I'm interested in, and the list goes on and on. What's not to love? 

1 comment:

  1. ah what a beautiful post and oh so true!

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