Thursday, March 01, 2007

Peaceful mama

After all my angst last week about not having a career and being just a stay-at-home mom, I've had such a lovely week being just that. Sister and Bean have required rather intense parenting lately--very hard and tantrum-inducing math homework from the one and games of demand-then-refuse-then-demand from the other have been absorbing to say the least. But I've been sort of giving in to it lately. I don't mean giving in to them, but rather giving in to them needing the attention because they're little. I sometimes forget that Sister especially is still a little girl. She can do many things on her own, but at 8-1/2 she is still little.

Lest I pat myself on the back too much for being grown-up enough to maintain my equilibrium in such a stellar fashion, I should also mention that I've spent the 2 hours of Bean's daily naptime this week gardening. This is exactly why my attitude has been transformed. It's been in the 60's during the days here, and while the official frost date of this part of NC is April 15th, I can just feel that the weather balance has tipped towards spring now. No more hard frosts, and maybe not even any light ones. I'll probably hold off on the zinnias and the tomatoes, but I've put in many, many plants in our new backyard landscape. I'm looking forward to putting up before and after pictures once things are in their full growing prime. I can't tell you how lovely it feels to have a garden again. I don't even miss my old garden!


Mama D said...

"I can't tell you how lovely it feels to have a garden again. I don't even miss my old garden!"

That's awesome. I love it.

.. Dallas Meow >^^ said...

and i think being a mom is one of the most worthwhile careers.
being a single parent, I've spent the better part of the last 15 years trying to manipulate my career so tat I CAN be at home with them.
They're grown in the blink of an eye.
think I'll garden tomorrow :)

Joan said...

Maybe you just had the winter doldrums. Never under estimate all you are doing.

Suburban Gorgon said...

Oh, I hear you, girl. We spent a lot of money at Lowe's on yard stuff today, and I spent an hour and a half out in the yard digging weeds and mulching so that I'll have a place to put in all the beautiful plants I ordered!

Beth said...

digging in the dirt has some special quality to it...just feeling that cold earth and the smell...ahhh, I love that smell!

I can't wait to see pix too...I'm so glad that you're still around and that you're feeling better! :)

cubmommy said...

I wish I could be a peaceful mama right now. I hope the weather is still nice for you.