When did we as women forget that watching our children grow up is the best time of our lives? I know there are lots who have already figured it out but there are so many more that want no part of it and it makes me sad. People think you have to be crazy to have a lot of kids but while I consider myself a bit odd, I wouldn't call it certifiable. People say, how can you afford it. I'm not sure when possessions became the most important thing but for us the children are more valuable. They don't have an X-box or Nintendo or a cell phone or whatever else it is parents are spending their money on, but they are happy. They interact and communicate and work together. They help and teach each other, sometimes I'm not thrilled with this but that's irrelevant.
I long for the day that I can be home again so that I can enjoy them more than just on the weekends or after work. I long to be able to cook and bake and sew for them, so that they can have the simpler things in life. We will learn to can together and get our garden in order (next year). :sigh: Someday soon our time will come :)
I know so many people who can't stand to be around their children :( It's too late once they're grown, you'll never get that time back. We have created a cycle of regret that is perpetual, stop living for the future and live today. Enjoy your blessings and nurture them. Parenthood is the great job you've ever undertaken and it will be your greatest accomplishment.
Well I'm off my soap box now, back to the grind :(