Dad and the boys are asleep, mom and the girls are all at Girl's Camp. Boyfriend is out midnight fishing (seriously, though. Who does that? ;]). So, really, I could be sleeping. But, I have something to say.
TODAY was the day when I appreciated all that my mom does. My mom is a stay-at-home mom. And it's really difficult to see the kinds of things she does until she is gone, and asks you to take over mommy duty. I have had to do this a couple times over the last few years, and trust me. It doesn't get any easier. But what I can say is that I have an increased amount of love for my mom and the things that she does. I had one hour where all I wanted to do was take a nap, and Ian and Patrick wouldn't let me. They kept throwing things at me, asking me questions, wouldn't watch TV. Frustrating. The one break I got today was a trip to Walmart by myself. No wonder my mom likes to take her time when she is there without the boys. It allllll makesssss senseeeee!
Anyways, basically I love my mother. And while I am exhausted, I can't wait for the time when I will be a mother to wonderful, crazy, loud, obnoxious children. With a mom like me, they are bound to be that way. :]