Thursday, September 29, 2011

Are You Supermom?

So, for the last few pregnancies we have been a bit hesitant to make too many announcements.  Not because we aren't excited.  On the contrary, we have been thrilled to invite each new person into our family.  We are hesitant to say much early on because of people's reactions.  Of course, we have those who think we are nuts.  I can handle that, we probably are.  What I wasn't prepared for on our last pregnancy was how many people praised me and put themselves down.   "Oh, you must have so much patience, I just don't have enough to handle that many kids."  "You are amazing!  I could never do that."  "I would have had more if I was as good a mom as you are."  

It's just not true!!!  I happen to have a pretty high tolerance for chaos and noise.  Not everybody does.  My own sisters visit, cheer me on and happily go home to much more serene settings.  And honestly, for my own sanity, I sometimes slip away all by myself so I can enjoy their serenity with them :).  

A close friend of mine once commented that my house is controlled chaos.  Well, it's controlled as much as one can with all these amazing little people running about :).


  1. I love you Katthryn! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. No matter how you protest, you still walk on water. I love your willingness to work, serve and raise these amazing kids. I know I've been one of those who has asked you "How do you keep it all together" or has said "You have so much faith!" So forgive me :) What a blessing you are to me and I am thankful to rub shoulders with you. Muchas Smoochas! Gitti

  2. Gitte, I Love you too! You are one of the many great ladies who lift me up. I look up to you as much as you profess of me. Have a happy, wonderful day!!!

  3. I love your blog. :) Thanks for sharing it with us. I love the comments about looking at the crafty, tri-atholon, perfect photo blogs. Sometimes I just feel that I can NEVER be that woman. And, I can't. The key is to be content with where my life is. :)

    A lot has happened in my life since we last were together. It will be great to catch up a little. :)

  4. So, regarding your "Desitin and Dandelions" quotes -- I didn't see a way to post a comment on that tab -- my favorite Mommy quote of all time was "Wash your hands before you pick your nose!" Followed immediately by "I cannot BELIEVE I just said that."

  5. I love your blog! What a great idea! And yeah, you *are* a supermom. But that doesn't mean that we all can't be one too! :o)