Sunday, April 11, 2010

Someday

Someday there will be no dirty clothes strewn about the house. Someday there will be no potty seat on my toilet. Someday, no fingerprints will grace my windows. Someday there will not be a pile of dirty dishes forever by my sink. Someday I will make only my own bed. Someday I will take a shower in a quiet bathroom by myself. Someday there will be no dirty diapers. Someday there will be no colicky baby to walk for hours. Someday "why mommy" will not echo in my ears. Someday my house will be clean. Someday I will have very cute and very breakable decorations--and they won't be broken. Someday I'll have fancy gourmet dinner parties with adult conversation. Someday my house will be quiet. Someday I will be sad. Someday I will wish those fingerprints back on the windows. Someday there will be oodles of leftovers because I don't know how to cook for only two. Someday I'll dream about laundry strewn on the floors. Someday I will close my eyes and will the feeling of a colicky baby into my arms. Someday my walls will only echo with the memory of giggles and "why mommy". Someday I will miss today. But today there is laundry on my floor. And I must go take care of it.

Forgive me Lord for my daily complaints. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for healthy, loving, beautiful, messy children.

6 comments:

Glenda said...

LOL - I have run this exact conversation in my head and to my Mother and as she always tells me "and this too shall pass". It passes all too fast and there are so many of those crazy moments I miss ;) but I do know EXACTLY what you are going through Brooke and it's ok to voice your thoughts!

Kirsten said...

Wonderful post:). Honestly, I've just recently begun to realize that I truly will miss this part, and am reveling in it (OK, so not all the time, but you know what I mean!). That said, I will NEVER miss holding my colicky baby, so kudos to you for even thinking you might! I swear I have some sort of maternal version of PTSD from those screams:(.

Penny said...

Blessings to you and your little rascals.

NaomiG said...

This is quite lovely, and I have to remind myself of these things quite often. :-) I second Kirsten tho, I will NEVER miss the colicky baby thing--to this day I am surprised that I made it through that without chucking her out the window, or putting her in the freezer, both ideas which I (VERY briefly) pondered in my all night care of her for 4 months. There's a reason why they have hotlines for parents of colicky babies. :-)

Lisa said...

Thank you - I needed that! As hard as it is right now, I know I'll miss this stage in the future. Very well said. :)

ioi said...

A beautiful post! It brought tears to my eyes because it really is so true. Thank you for the reminder to enjoy these days while they last. I needed that.