Friday, August 3, 2012

Not so much

Mom posted something on Ravelry that resounded deeply with me. I know, from both the comments and the emails I get, that there are a lot of moms - new and veteran - that read this blog.

Genevieve is 7 months old now, and she's different every single day. I am so grateful to be able to spend every day with her, watching her learn and change. 
g3x30802
[Photo collage done in Photoshop, using this tutorial. Inspired by Kelle Hampton.]
Mom wrote, "Dishes had to wait while I sat and read to my children, and some of the relatives thought they needed to comment on that. My children have changed a lot over the years. The dishes, not so much."

21 comments:

  1. Your Mum is a very wise woman :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very wise words indeed.

    Beautiful images of Dangermouse. She's cute and cheeky. I can definitely see mischief in those gorgeous eyes of her.

    Watch out once she's mobile. I think you'll have your hands full :)

    Ruby x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Your Mom is so very right! What a wise woman - but we already knew that!
    How cute is Genevieve!! You manage to capture some adorable expressions. ;-)

    xo

    ReplyDelete
  4. A very wise woman is your mom. I read to my children while all the other stuff waited & they have turned out just fine. avid reader also the both of them.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Your mom is awesome. And Dangermouse is just a cutie pie!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm with your mom. Very well put.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Truer words were never spoken! It's amazing how people, relatives or not, are so quick to judge and comment, giving you friendly "suggestions" for your life and parenting. Follow your heart and you won't go wrong!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love this post. Thank you for sharing the darling pictures of your little miracle. What you take with you on the motherhood journey are these special moments, not that you have a pristine home. Those of us who realize that, are truly the lucky ones.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Your momma rocks!! Love her comment about her children(you) and the dishes. What a great perspective on life!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great 'Mother knows best' once again and lovely collection of Dangermouse snapshots. I really like that the doggie is in the middle of it and that (obviously!) you don't either belong to those hygiene-paranoid-freaks who would keep the furries ten million miles away from the kiddie. Wisdom and good sense run in the family :-)

    Sophie in Belgium

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your mom's comment is great!! If you ask my hubby he would tell you that I have MASTERED the art of ignoring house work for playtime with Carmen. :) dishes and house can wait...she cannot! I only get so much time with her and that time is precious! The rest can wait until she is in bed!

    Love all the pictures of Dangermouse! She is SOO adorable!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the wise quote. I'd like to include it in my baby shower cards if I may. Seems to be lots of new babies in our lives, but my baby is moving in to her first apartment and designing shawls. Thanks for the smile.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Michwelle/Michelle D.August 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

    All I can say, and I know you know my story, is that the time we spend with our children is worth more than ANYTHING else in this world. And the memories we create are priceless and FOREVER! Much love to you and your family.

    ReplyDelete
  14. What a great comment love love it !

    ReplyDelete
  15. That is very smart advice...even though it is hard to remember sometimes!

    ReplyDelete
  16. My husband always attributed our kids' great vocabularies to my poor housekeeping. they would bring me a pile of. Oops to read, and I'd look at the floor that needed to be mopped and the dishes that needed to be washed, and choose to read to them.

    When we finished, they would bring me another pile of books, and the dishes still needed to be washed, but reading was what happened. They are all adults now, and it is the grand kids I read to. (dishes will get washed someday!)

    Barbara M. In NH

    ReplyDelete
  17. The only relatives who live close enough to visit are my parents and I am grateful that instead of commenting on the dishes in the sink, they wash them.

    Sometime recently someone shared a quote with me. I can't remember the exact wording but it was along the lines of "when you're children are grown, will you regret holding them too much or not enough?"

    ReplyDelete
  18. i love Gigi's sage advice on so many things! i don't have children, but i could easily see this sentiment applying to work as well - something i struggle with myself.

    thanks for the smiles early on a saturday morning!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gigi is one smart cookie. My house was a wreck when the kids were little and now that they're grown it's clean. You have plenty of time to clean 20 years from now.

    ReplyDelete
  20. You're daughter always looks so happy. Our little ones are so close in age that sometimes I feel like I'm reading about my own daughter! Also, I must know where you got that toy she is playing with here.

    ReplyDelete

If you'd like me to respond, please make sure to put your email address in the field. :)