Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What All the Hard Work is For

When I started this blog, I wanted a place to put down my real thoughts about many of the ridiculous and painful aspects of motherhood. I was perplexed by the parade of gag-me-with-a-spoon, saccharine sweet, isn't-it-great takes on motherhood. I wanted to have somewhere to write down my silly, crazy daily thoughts on the entire experience of mothering two small children. I wanted to laugh.

Sometimes I go back and read my posts, though, and I think, "Damn, I was borderline nuts when I wrote that."

It's good to have a little sweetness from time to time, right? What did that batty lady that flew around with her umbrella, showing up to solve all the problems of misguided children used to say? Ah yes. A spoonful of sugar...

Tonight, I had my spoonful, and I thought I would share it here. Because as nails-on-a-chalkboard painful as it can be at times, you have moments like this that break your heart into pieces and remind you why you did it all in the first place. And that, given the chance, you'd do it all over again. And again. And again.

And again.

reading from rosana v on Vimeo.


Anonymous said...

Such a sweet video. Let's face it, it's impossible to describe to non-parents why parenthood is worth doing. If you put the "pros" and "cons" on a list, the cons are never-ending. The pros all come down to one thing: the way your heart feels when you capture a moment like this. Fortunately, the heart-melting moments are too many to count. Thanks for sharing one of yours.

SARAH said...

This is such a sweet video! Maddie just got a kick out of watching it with me. I agree that while it's great to have a place to rant, it's also awesome to rave about motherhood from time to time. We're so lucky to have the kids that we have; they were simply meant just for us :)

Jessica said...

Awwww, that is so precious! Hollis overheard their voices and just woke up from his nap to shout out, "Bebe!!"