Baby Fever, Dog Fever, Spring Fever…

I have had a severe case of baby fever for the last month.  WHY?  I don’t know, I can’t explain.  I try and remind myself about the hundreds of diapers, the nonstop feedings, waking at all hours of the night, having a baby attached to me at least most of its waking time.  Then I think about having three kids, three carseats, having to buy a van, not having my office/playroom because it would go to the baby.  Despite all this I still see a baby and just want to be pregnant again.  Ben wants NO, NO, NO more children.  He is completely happy with the two coolest boys we have.  So finally those feelings started tapering off.

Next, it was dog fever.  We currently have a 2 year old wheaten terrier, Jenna, who is AWESOME!  She is really the best dog ever, but I think she needs a friend.  We also have a cat, Sprinkles (yes, Colby named both the pets).  Sprinkles thinks she is the queen of this house and is very pushy.  She doesn’t need a friend, she needs an attitude adjustment.  I want a dog, Ben does NOT.  He is extremely opposed to a new dog.  I still want one and have been looking, just in case.  You never know what is out there.  Besides he is leaving for three weeks coming up and won’t be here to say no.  Guess we’ll see.

Spring Fever hit me like the smell of a ripe diaper last night around 9:45pm.  I started cleaning the living room.  I pulled everything apart, cleaned it and put it back together.  Cleaned out a bunch of crap and organized.  Today I pulled out all the rugs and swept, mopped and conditioned the floors of the house (they are all hardwood.  I am into cleaning and disinfecting so we can move into spring clean and healthy!

On a side note, Colby and I went to his kindergarten roundup today and I am so excited about his school.  He starts in August and goes all day!!!  WOOHOO!!!  Benji will continue to go to preschool three days a week and I will hopefully be working as a docent or teacher by then!  That is kind of up in the air.

So, after this super long post I will leave you with this thought:

I love being a mother.  It is my calling in life and the most important job I’ll ever have.  I am entrusted to grow two boys from babies into manhood.  I need to teach them manners, good habits and discipline them with love.  Being a stay at home mom is not a drudgery, but a joy.  I love teaching them and seeing that light in their eyes when they “get” it.  The most important thing I’ll ever teach them though, is that God is real and wants to be their Saviour.  I am trying to instill in them the importance of a relationship with God, fully trusting him and knowing he is always listening when we pray.  This alone will be the proof of my love for my boys.  If I love them I will do my best to lead them to God through words and actions.  Neither of these alone will have the impact of both together.  I hope you realize how important mothers are to their children.  No one can do your job better than you.  God equips us for whatever he gives us.

I Samuel 1:28 — “Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life.”

I like to pray and remember that I gave both my boys to the Lord and I continue to pray they will belong to the Lord their entire life.


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