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.