Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mom of the Year award!

Kris, my amazing friend from Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom, just gave me this - although I do think I'm far to deserve the title! :o) Thank you, sweetie, you're the one who should wear this throughout the years! But she's right, I do love being a mom, and I'm grateful for the chance the gods have given me, no matter he drives me crazy sometimes!

Well, here are the rules:
First, Admit one thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are No Longer allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

Then, Remind yourself you are a good mom, list seven things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself everyday that you Rock!

1. I love when my little witch wakes up and comes straight to our bed to lay down for a bit between us, giving us a sleepy "good morning". It's definitely the best way to start the day!

2. He truly cares about eldery people. I've seen him many times treating my grandma with love and care without needing to ask him to, and now with his gran-grandma is the same thing. Even when she asks him over and over the same question due to her Alzheimer condition, he's patience and answer her without getting upset.

3. I love searching the net (specially the Crafty Crow) after some new craft to make with him, like home-made crayons or building a paper robot. It quenches my own thirst for fun.

4. We share the same love and respect for animals. He's never been afraid of any kind of animal, not even spiders, eeeeekkk!!! If I let him, he would sleep with his new puppy plus Baruck plus thenew kitty on his bed!

5. His new phase of curiosity is great. He asks me tons of questions everyday, about everything, and I almost get crazy trying to remember the right answers. Many times we research at our Encyclopedia about how many levels the Earth has, what's the exact weight of a red ant, or something like that.

6. I love reading for him before sleeping. Since we moved to my in-laws, we gave it a break, but now that we opened one of the book boxes from the moving, I'll start again reading the fourth Harry Potter, can't wait!

7. Actually, I love all those little details on the daily routine that link us as a little family of three. From the waking up to the enervating discussions on eating everything that's on the plate, I wouldn't trade place with anyone else.

Now, Send this to five other Mom's of the year that deserve credit for being great moms and remind them that they are the best moms they can be!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you.

That's a hard!!! There are many wonderful moms here that I know, even those, as Kris so wisely said, whose kids are not humans! But ok, let's see...

1. Kelli, the awesome mom of three and with her fourth on the way, from Walking Away. She's so dedicated to her lovely kids, and deals with them with such wisdom and calm, I admire her a lot. And amidst all her care, she still has the inspiring Dancing Goddess Dolls!

2. Marcia, from Learning Mama. She was one of the first friends I made at the blogsphere, and I just love to see how gorgeous and smart her cute V is growing up. Marcia is a very strong young woman, and keeps her balance on a not-always-easy-to-live world, raising her little daughter with a positive attitude.

3. Lilith, from Crunchy Green Mom, is another old friend in terms of blogland. She's sweet, fun, smart, sexy, and would become a lion for her five kids. She's devoted to them and you can feel her love all around her blog.

4. Boho, from Words from a Bohemian Mom. I love her! She is a fighter, creative mom, with a mind and a heart full of positive vibes, raising so well her sweet daughter on a single path with a wonderful light. She deals with her past, present and future with wisdom and strenght, it's no wonder her hatchling looks so confident towards life, with her as an example!

5. Maebius, from Maebius Musings. Ok, he's not a mom, he's a dad, and I'm sure there's a wonderful mom with him. But this sharp-minded guy copes with his kid - same age as mine - with such lucidity and so much care & love I just couldn't help adding his name to the list. You can feel the love and proud in his words (if you read his sweet Sprogie Stories post, you'll know what I mean).

I could add many other great, great moms to this, but rules are rules, alas! Ok now, you guys go and spread the word on your page if you feel like it! :o)

5 comentários:

Crunchy Green Mom - Suzanne said...

You are so sweet Nydia.
I know! When I saw the second Nydia I was floored, I have never known anyone with that name, and now.. I adore two of them!

Thank you for the award and the sweet words, you are a doll!! I would be a lion for them... and whatever else they needed from me.

Tori said...

You're a great mom Nydia! You deserve it. <3

Maebius said...

How wonderful, and you absolutely deserve such an award. :) I'm honored to be included on your list, as the other parent to a similarly awesome Mom, my wife.

Anonymous said...

Oh Nydia - I LOVE what you've written here. You're such a great mama to your little guy! It warms my heart that Lucas is learning to treat the elderly with compassion and empathy - so many kids these days just don't care about seniors. Yay for Lucas!
You so deserve this award!!

And thanks so much for honoring me with it - I'll do it on my next blog post!

Marcia said...

Aww thanks so much :-) I'm honored that you chose me for this. You are a great mom! I love reading about Lucas' new adventures! I'm sorry I haven't been blogging like I want to be. I'm just so busy with work then coming home and spending time with V. I mostly post on Twitter because it's short and sweet haha.

You can keep up with me there when I'm not blogging :-)