Thursday, May 7, 2009

 Mommy=Angel

I have been napping while my boys nap. Wow, is that a treat! That's been the advice given to me many times. I've heard it often, "nap when they do!". But there is so much that factors in to that.
  1. K doesn't nap any more.
  2. That's my chance to FINALLY get stuff done, with out three needy boys constantly asking for things, needing help, and generally whining and complaining presenting opportunities to turn my love into action.
  3. If my house is already clean (Ha!) it is my opportunity to have some alone time with God. And wow have I needed that lately!
Well, I have finally given in to the promptings that I need a time of rest every day. Because the promptings have turned into my body just about screaming at me "IT'S TIME TO PUT YOUR FEET UP LADY". When I think of the amazing miracle going on inside of me right now I am quick to listen. I have had to switch around a few things in my schedule, quiet down a very chattery K, and pretend I can't see all of the dirt on my floor, but the naps have been beyond worth it. Today I was just waking up when I heard four little feet making their way down the stairs. Noe spotted me on the couch and immediately settled in with me to commence the 'cuddle, stretch, wake up' phase of his nap. We whispered to each other about pie, sun shine, and blankets while his sleepy eyes adjusted to non nap time realities. Suddenly those eyes focused in the movie K had been quietly watching. K's pick of the day has been "God Made Christmas". How fun is it that my 6 year old loves watching Christmas movies all year round? Quirky indeed, and I love it! We talked about the shepherds who were on the hillside in the movie. We talked about the big star in the sky and how God sent it so that the wise men could find the baby Jesus. And then an angel descended onto the screen and Noe let out the sweetest little 2 year old gasp "It's mommy!" he said. I smiled, but quickly told him it was an angel. The angel was announcing to the shepherds that Jesus had been born. "No, look! It's mommy!" He sat straight up, all signs of sleepiness having left his body. "Mommy!" He tugged on my shirt and took my face in his hands, turning it so it was facing the tv head on. He was insistent. His finger pointed right to the angel as he repeated it "It's my mommy!" The angel was blond. Although I could fit well into the derogatory blond joke category, I am quite brunette. The puppet angel on the movie looked nothing like Noe's mommy. SO, I am just taking this as an early mother's day gift that Noe thinks I am rather angelic. Because I am good at twisting things around like that. And really, after three days of battling a fever, ear infection, and sinus head aches, I think I can presume a little compliment from my son. :)

11 comments:

Katarina said...

Glad you're getting a chance to rest during the day!

Sara@i.Sass said...

I agree with Noe, his mommy is an Angel! :)

Anthony's Mommy said...

Thats too sweet! I also think its sweet that K watches christmas stuff all year long. I did the same thing as a kid. My mom still thinks it hilarious that I started making my christmas list out in June by looking through the Sears catalog! LOL

Kim

Anne Elizabeth said...

I too agree with Noe that he was saying your an angel. How very sweet!

Arlona Mc said...

So glad that you are listening to your body. I'm sure that Dave would rather have you nap and take care of his precious wife than to take care of floors that he really does not mind tending to when needed. What a special mother's day gift from Noe. All of your boys love you, but, what's not to love! Love, Mom Mc

Lois Lane II said...

No...he knew that you are as sweet as an angel. =)

BaronessBlack said...

How sweet!
Originally the word angel just means messenger (albeit divinely inspired ones). Personally, I've received lots of messages from your blog. Some divinely inspired, some more practical!
Go, go - Angel lady!

dani said...

oh so sweet...
and true, wendi:)
love,
dani xxxxx

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

First, how much do I love the fact that K watches Christmas movies year around? Totally my kind of guy!

Noe - I just love him. And he's right. He has an angel for a mommy. Couldn't ask for a better early mother's day present.

So, so glad to hear that you are resting. Mama needs to take care of herself - and also of the sweet miracle inside! Does K entertain himself pretty good while you are sleeping?

Heather of the EO said...

GOOD FOR YOU (napping)

And it's true, YOU ARE ANGELIC. Smart boy!

"Rachel" said...

So sweet, I love it when they say stuff like that!