Monday, October 11, 2010

Sneaky Like A Ninja

I have ninja skills. What? You didn't know? It's probably because I like to keep it hush-hush. You never know what a sneaky ninja may do. One may be able to steal a kiss with lightning speed (because Lula Mae moves at lightning speed) or one may be able to read a story without even looking at the book (because we are reading it for the millionth time today) or one may be able to simultaneously fix lunch for a hungry toddler and eat lunch (because many days lunch is the crusts cut off of a sandwich and the extra goldfish that flopped off the plate).

Being a Mommy is a lot like being a ninja. So much of what you do is unseen and unspoken. Oh sure, they notice that they have clean clothes, but they don't realize the time you spent on stain removal, sorting and folding all of them. They realize that we cook dinner, but they don't realize the menu planning and shopping behind it. I know they notice, but I also know they don't.

I do all of my wifely and motherly duties to bring glory to God, not to get a pat on the back. Honestly though, sometimes it is hard. I love my job, but sometimes it is monotonous. Many days are exhausting. Many days are stressful. Even so, many days are priceless. I have the perfect job. I get to see my babies grow each and every day. I get to take care of my family, my home, with all my energy. I am grateful for all the exhausting, stressful and monotonous days.

Although, this ninja Mommy does enjoy being noticed. Luckily I get noticed. God notices every single time. Many times, the Hubster notices. As Lula Mae grows, she notices. Jayce... well I'll cut him some slack. I hope all you other ninja Mommy's out there are as happy as I am.


Tiffany said...

I love that! Ninja mommy! That is totally my new moniker. Mind if I steal it, Ninja Mommy?

Emmy said...

Yes it really can be the same day in and out, but then I think what the alternatives could be and I love my monotony.

Rachel said...

So true - we're a ninja posse!

And no... Tiff is not allowed to replace her Saint Poopicus nickname anytime soon. I spent a long time on that, LOL!

Tiffany said...

Oh come on Rach!!!! We have got to ditch the St Poopicus. Although, now I apparently bring it on myself.

You're even starting stuff on other people's blogs. Methinks I need to have a chat with Mr. Daddy about some fun.

HeatherOz said...

I couldn't agree with you and Emmy more! I wouldn't trade my job for anything!

Brandi said...

Girl, you crack me up. Coincidentally, I have the SAME thing for lunch almost every day! ;)

I was trying to scarf down a bowl of cereal the other morning (never mind that by the time I was getting around to my breakfast, it was almost lunch time) and I was eating so fast I realized I was hardly chewing the Coco Puffs. That really can't be good for digestion.

I wouldn't trade being a mommy ninja for anything though. :) Best job there is.

deepintheheartoftexas2 said...

Ninja Mommy I like it. You always make me smile. Have a great day!