Wednesday, September 12, 2007

It's not always as smooth as it seems

The danger with blogging is that everything always looks and sounds so perfect. Just so you know, we still experience temper tantrums, days with no nap times, diaper rashes on both bottoms (just the boys!), nights when Michael is stuck at the office (come to think of it, when is he ever home?), chicken nuggets every night for dinner--because mama is too tired to make anything else--plenty of screaming during the bewitching hours before bedtime and lots of ice cream to get us through the day! We have ups and downs everyday, but by the end of the night, after the kids are tucked into bed . . . all is well and I am so grateful for my crazy life. Here's to motherhood. It's the hardest thing I'll ever do, but I'd be willing to be my life on it . . .It's the most rewarding thing I'll ever do as well.

5 comments:

Dave and Mandy said...

Amen Jen! Mommyhood - so rough, yet SO rewarding! That's why blogging is so great - I love seeing my friends all over the country doing the mom thing too! You are one the best moms I know!

the smoots said...

Glad to know I'm not alone! (However, you know your boys are perfect, right?)

anna said...

Jen, I find it very hard to believe you ever have bad days, but it's nice to hear. I think you amaze quite a few of us :)

Jennifer said...

I love your blog page. I really would like to do one as soon as things outside of my Mommy job, Sceptre, slow down. You did a wonderful job. You have two beautiful boys to finish off your beautiful family. I had fun reading your blog. I can tell you are still the same fun Jen that we knew at The BYU. Thanks for sharing. Hope this finds you well. Sure love ay
Jen "DeShaze" Hicks

The Gaoirans said...

Agreed...It's nice to know that other moms decide that nutrition can sometimes come in box form. And it's so sad when you love to cook and you find yourself throwing nuggets in the toaster oven! I am having one of those, "Am I ever going to get anything done" days. But you are right, in the end it is so rewarding! BTW-your boys are beautiful!