Saturday, August 6, 2011


as a mother of two "energetic" boys, i sometimes fantasize about having one of these suits.

like tonight, as i was getting the boys' toothbrushes ready for them, max was jumping up and down on his stool and landed on the back of the stool, making it flip over....on top of my foot. steel toe boots should be worn around here at all times.

then as i was putting on max's night diaper, we was wiggling and kicking. i asked him to lay still, which he responded to with a high pitched chirp and a bicycle my nose. i did not keep my cool. that's a silly little quirk of mine-i don't react well to nose smashes.

the protective face mask would have saved the day on that one.

the other night, after a pretty rough day, the boys were being wild as i laid down to read to them. while i was correcting max about something, ben delivered the book he wanted me to read by dropping the hardback book on my eyeball. again-protective mask would have sava da day!

i can't count how many times i've been reaching over to help the boys with something and they jump up or throw themselves backwards, smashing my nose/mouth/teeth.

when i tuck the boys in at night, i lay between them and read to them and we say our prayers. max is always getting up to get more books or get a better view of a page or get yet another drink of water. to get up from a laying position, he has to firmly plant an elbow in my chest or ribs to heave himself up. both boys have also always done that if they're sitting next to me in a chair or on the couch and they get up. chest pads-yes please.

i feel like i'm a pretty tough gal, but geez, sometimes i'm just ready to throw in the towel. it's particularly tough because tim's not home very often, so i don't have a tag-team partner to throw into the ring when i just can't be patient anymore. and i've never been a very patient person. although i joke about my frustrations a lot, some days, it all just seems like too much.

God, grant me the strength to mother these boys.


  1. I'm glad to know I'm not the only mom that feels like a victim sometimes!! Now, if they could make a suit like that with nursing flaps...perfect!! Sometimes I wake up with bruises from Charlie stretching and tossing and ramming me with his giant nugget. And just now while I'm typing this, Charlie has crawled on top of my left shoulder like some sort of obnoxious parrot...aaarrgggh!

  2. I made a laughing noise that came out of my mouth in an audible way when I read this. :)I love the suit idea and especially with Debi's nursing flaps--it would be the perfect outfit. If I had more time on my hands I would make a mock video for an SNL skit--the mommy warrior suit of armor--complete with nursing flaps!
    On a more serious note, I often feel like this and wonder how I have survived thus far without a broken limb or chunks of hair missing from my head or black eyes. It seems to be the worst at mass where I get jabbed and poked and hit and pulled yet I can't scream out in pain. This bible quote often comes to mind....

    Is 50:6 I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.