Thursday, July 03, 2008

The -ER Factor

A Summer Re-Run (originally posted 9/27/07)

Consider the “er” factor while your kids are young. Everything will be hard-ER, take long-ER, be messy-ER , loud-ER, rowdy-ER. You may be cranky-ER, and you will definitely be tired-ER at the end of the day.

Last week, while caring for our grandsons, it took all of us to help out to make our days go as smoothly as possible. We all had to work harder than usual. We had to sacrifice some things that we normally did. We had more messes to clean up, more snacks to fix, definitely more diapers to change, and many more interruptions. One night, my husband jumped in and cleaned up the kitchen. One of my boys took initiative to give baths at night.

But, it was a short, temporary situation. And even if it doesn’t seem like it, it is a short, temporary situation for all you moms of young children. Try enjoying, rather than enduring. Embracing, rather escaping. And take all the help you can get---even if you need to recruit it from your own children!

There are some –ER positives when your kids are young. You are young-ER, pretty-ER, and lively-ER. So smile and be happy. It will get easy-ER!


Dusty said...

I feel good-ER now. Thanks.

Kim Heinecke said...

Great start to a holiday weekend -- when everthing is guaranteed to be chaotic-ER (and funn-ER!)

Roger Garrett said...


Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

You know I like Funn-er! I really do try to see life as a gift with my kids. Some days there are moments of difficulty, but the overarching feeling is, "Hey this is SUPER!"

Donna said...

ebrace rather than escape. I am working on that one!