Monday, June 30, 2008

Before I had 4 year olds...

A lot has changed in my life as a result of motherhood. Tonight I was reflecting on some of the more humorous things about being a mama. Specifically, all the things I never realized until I had 4 year olds living in my home. 

I never knew the words like 'poop,' 'un-da-way-a,' 'boogers' and 'boo-dee' could be the source of such giggles. Who knew they were so hilarious?

I didn't know how much little boys liked to be in their birthday suits. Good grief at the silly nakedness!

I did not understand how a 3 foot tall person's request of, "Mom, I need a hug," could change your attitude on a dime.

I had never thought about questions like: "Is Jesus as big as God?" or "Why can God see us all the time, but we can't see him."

I had also never tried to answer this question: "When I get a little bigger can I go inside the TV to the real Sesame Street?"

I never dreamed that the most relaxing way to end my day was to climb in a twin bed with a giggly, wiggly little person for 'just a little cuddle.' (3 times)

This is a really great age! 


blessedwith5 said...

Children are amazing! There is so much difference between boys and girls. I cannot get over how little boys think! At how funny it is to "toot" or "burp" in a little boys mind! Little boys, that have been raised to be polite, have not a polite bone in their body at times - to them everything goes!

Sarah said...

This is one of my favorite ages also...they say the funniest things ever just out of pure innocence and make us see things totally diffferent by finding joy in the littlest details...and they are soooo in love with us. You have 3 times the fun and love! Love reading your blog!

stacey said...

since my little man is 4 as well, these really made me chuckle!!

Momma-of-5 said...

I love 4! And 5's pretty cool too! I'm told that I won't be excited when they're teens...but I hope "they" are wrong.

Danielle said...

Ah, I recognize this world of 4 year old boys. Nudity, bodily function talk and genereal mayhem abound...quite the education for a mommy (me) who is from a family of girls. I walk a fine line between hysterical laughter and tears daily and I am so grateful for every moment! Thanks, once again, for sharing your perspective.

a Tonggu Momma said...

Hey there -- hopping over from BooMama's blog and I had to come out of lurkdom to tell you that real life Sesame Street DOES exist! Y'all probably live too far to make it practical, but there is a Sesame Place just north of Philly. :) We went a couple of months ago.

Oh, and my neighbor gave birth to twins at 25 weeks... the children are now five and such a joy.

Blessings to you.