Monday, May 10, 2010

Five kinds of beautiful...

Yesterday was Mother's Day, and although it was lovely to receive some gorgeous handmade cards and poems, flowers & chocolates, cuddles & kisses, it wasn't an easy day. Seven people in different stages of illness & recovery, all together in a confined space...a bit tricky at times! It was cold and grey outside and inside it wasn't much better. But in between the tough bits there were some happy moments, some laughs & some loving & a tiny bit of time to reflect on mother hood & my children.




When things aren't going well, when the kids are narky, bad tempered, moody & grumpy it can be really hard to be the patient, loving mum that I want to be. I've got better at riding through these times, better at managing them and working our how to deal with the different moods and personalities but it's still a huge challenge.


Individually my kids are all great people, all different, interesting, good people. Sometimes it's just hard to be together in a harmonious way. Lying in bed last night I was thinking about all the fun we have, the games the kids play, the silly songs & funny dances, the loving cuddles, the caring for each other - and I was thinking how we are all just growing up together, Mark & I as well. Learning to be together, learning about each other, it can take a life time.

Creative, beautiful, brown eyed, funny, gorgeous, thoughtful, special girl.



My blonde, blue eyed baby. Gentle, tall, dreamy, crazy, fun & sweet.



Funny, clever, kind, lovable, cheeky, chatty, enthusiastic, helpful, lovely boy.



Gentle, loving, wacky, sweet, intense, sunny days, blue skies, purple hairties, long soft hair & sleepy goodnights, our sunshine girl.


Lively, moody, passionate, loving, soft toys with funny names, colourful, energetic, huggable, beautiful, imaginative whirly girl.

Yes I think it's the hardest job in the world sometimes but there is nothing else I'd rather be than mum to my five. Hope you had a happy, loving weekend, see you soon xo

11 comments:

Little Ted Canvas said...

Lovely post Beck. It sure is a challenge living with so many different little beings, personalities & needs. I love how you said that you're all growing up together, it's true isn't it. We all change and discover something about each other & ourselves as time goes by. There is absolutely nothing better than being a mum, it's the best job in the world watching those babies grow into little people with individual quirks, thoughts & endearing qualities. Yes it's hard & tiring and often worrying & stressful, but all totally worthwhile! Have a great week...

Floss said...

Oh yes, there is so much to learn! Five must be such a challenge, but such a blessing too. We're going through the 'on and off ill' stage - miraculously (?) well this weekend and now feeling ill again on Monday morning. So I'm off into the breech again...

Tinkerbell's Treehouse said...

So many lovely personalities in your family, and such a warm and loving post! Hope you had a lovely Mother's Day!

Steph said...

So lovely to meet all your little ones and have them described with such beautiful words. I love how you've honed in on all their unique qualities. Enjoy your babies!! Gorgeous :)

Cardygirl said...

What a lovely post reflecting the wonderful spirits of your children. Mothering is a tricky job...but very rewarding!

Kim and Ro said...

You are a rad mum! There is no denying it's a hard job....I'm constantly amazed with how Kim handles it....and we only have two!

I like the way your honest....it's not all tea and cupcakes with kids......but there love outweighs to frustrating times.

Rohan

Screamstress said...

I loved this post - I find it difficult finding a quiet space where everyone is getting along! (I have a 4yr old and 2 1/2 yr old twins) But I am going to try to appreciate their different personalities and focus on their strengths. Thankyou!

Miss Prudence said...

Amen to that Bec! Sometimes, even on the "special" days, maybe even the "special" days when there is such a high level of expectation around it- it can be so hard to be a loving / giving mummy.....Let me share a dark secret with you, one mother's day everyone was so utterly vile, I told the oldest vile person to take them all and give me a day of quiet if he really wanted me to have a good mother's day...Not very pleasantville was I!!! I threw them out!!!! OK so I felt guilty by the end of the day, but boy did they push every button in my head!

You are a lovely mum, and we need your honesty in the blogasphere! Happy Mother's day in a belated but sincere way 0x0x0x

Ange said...

How do you do it?? (!!) I spend large chunks of my life very nearly mad, with just the two of us knocking around together ... and he's an affable, sweet boy ...
Well done, you !!!

Beach Vintage said...

Such is motherhood. Hope you had a wonderful Mothers Day.

crzylady said...

what a lovely brood you have :) Glad you are surviving the Family plague and hope you all feel tip top soon