Mother*Loaded: tales of an insta-Mom!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Now I Lay Me Down.......

Okay so I do have a few plans for some future post but this just touched me and had to be written tonight...just a little something...

Scout had Cub Scouts tonight and so Pip and I had the night (bedtime) to our selves and I do usually try to take a little extra joy from those moments....So I crawled into his bunk bed instead of kneeling on the floor and snuggled and chatted for a while after our story...When we have these moments I usually repeat a few things that I consciously try to say every once in a while to both of my boys...Like, how grateful and happy I am that God gave me the important and special job of being their Mom...about how special we are to have Mother Lili as our guardian angel and how special it is for my boys to have two Mom's...etc...

(FYI...DH just mentioned tonight that people at the school could think I was a lesbian with all that "i have two moms" talk...when he noticed that it was stated for all to wonder on Scouts star student poster...thought that was pretty funny and worth sharing!!!!)

Back to tonight...Then we reminisced about past birthdays and about when we met and then something I am really proud of encouraging...Pip said prayers for us...

It is so easy to get into the habit of saying the same old same old prayer every night...and so I have always added my own little something at the end and lately I have encouraged the boys to say prayers for us instead of listening to me...Scout is still a little reserved about adding to the usual, but Pip no way...He couldn't be reserved if he wanted to be, at this point at least...

I had a moment tonight during his prayer...cried even...over loaded with love and gratitude about how lucky I am to have such special sweet boys as my own...I need these moments every once in a while...amongst the usual repeating of my self and such!!!

It's not word for word...because it is too hard for me to remember...but pretty much and in a nut shell...this is what he said...melts your heart...I know....

"now I lay me down to sleep pray the lord my soul to keep...If I should die before I wake, pray the lord my soul to take...the angels...I mean if I should live another day guide my way...angels watch me through the night, guide me to the morning light.........................................................................................
and please let nothing bad happen...be with people who don't know you...and all the people who have cancer...please don't let anyone die in the whole universe...and don't let any one die in Iraq...and don't let any ones house get bombed...and be with mister kitty and any cats who got thrown out for being bad...don't let him be being bad down stairs right now and be being in Dad's office...and be with uncle Matt...and don't let anything happen bad in the whole universe.................Amen"

I mean seriously...it doesn't get much cuter than that...and this comes from that son who was in trouble last weekend for whipping it out in his room and peeing in the corner on the carpet...and then not telling anyone until Scout happened to kneel in it later in the day!!!
Gratefully,
Mother Loaded

P.S. Pip's room is literally two steps, one in a half maybe, from his bathroom!!!!!!!!!

4 Responses:

Lauren said...

You have quite the talent...for so many things! I am truly and utterly amazed at the role that you jumped into. Ron and the boys are really so lucky to have someone like you in their lives. God forbid something ever happened to me, I pray that Ava will end up with someone HALF the mom that you are! P.S. I am in tears over this post tonight!

Mother*Loaded said...

Thank you so much for your sweet loving comment...It was a beautifully kind thing for you to say...It's moments like those that make me forget the bad days when I am not as graceful in my attempts to be the best mother that I can be!!! it's great to be connected with you...Thanks for reading!

ML

NotQuiteaBride said...

OH SO SWEET!!!!
Motherhood seems to be the most challenging but most rewarding job in the universe. I cannot wait to do it, and I am in love with you giving us a little insight into the good the bad and the ugly of motherhood.

Thank you, and I agree with Lauren! THey are so lucky!

Anonymous said...

OMG! That is the sweetest, most hilarious post I have read yet. Thanks for sharing once again and writing so eloquent. Love U~ ; )
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