I Want to be a Lady

I mean, I really want to be treated like a fragile, delicate flower.  I want to be wooed.  I want people to be careful of what they say because they don't want to offend my ears.  I want doors to be held for me and all of that.

But then, my son farts and I laugh.  Or, my three year old is hear yelling, "Mommy, I'm dooooonnnneeeee!!!!" which is my cue to come clean his bottom since he has  not quite mastered that art.
Or better yet, I go outside and begin to clean the land mines my two labs have left all over the yard.  Sweat dripping, I begin to get swarmed by what I'm convincing myself were just gnat.  God please tell me those were just gnats.

I have to clean splatter off toilets, both from #1s and #2.  Much of my life deals with gas and bowels; I'm convinced that's normal with two smalls sons and a husband.  I grew up with two older brothers, so I think I'm pretty conditioned to deal with these things.  I don't have a weak stomach and to be honest, I'm not sure how any mother does.

Yes, I'd love to be a frilly "lady", but that's not my reality.  Deep down, I'm glad it's not.  I love to get muddy from working in the yard with my oldest son.  I love to sweat.  Farts are funny to me.  Having booger problems doesn't gross me out; it more so makes me want to fix the problem.

This life isn't glamorous, but it's MY life.  And it's beautiful.  And I am beyond blessed.

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  1. If you have boys, that is the way your life is. Mine too. Hapy I never had a pink frilly girl. They will love Capt Underpants and look for the book, Fatiste by Krull.

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  2. I want to be treated like a lady too, and I honestly don't know how mothers do the things they do! haha

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  3. Funny! I know what you mean. I have a little boy who hasn't totally mastered the art of wiping yet either! Oh, to be a lady who lunches ....but as you say, there are many blessings in being a mom with little ones who love you and need you to clean their messes.

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  4. I think it would be neat to travel back in time (and have money) and get to be a lady for a day. Do all of those frilly things in a huge frilly dress, have some frilly-lady-tea and sandwiches, and then come back to real life! I may have to host a fantastic lady day.

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