Monday, May 30, 2011

Harder Than Being a Navy Guy?

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The other day was a doozy in the motherhood. Elijah, my seven-year-old, knew it.
This was our conversation in the car:

"Mom, is it hard being a mom?"

"What do you think?"

"I don't know. I've never been a mom."

"Yes, Elijah. It is. Some days are harder than others and today was a hard one. But it is the greatest job in the world and totally worth it. But it is also the hardest job in the world."

"Harder than being a navy guy who gets killed?"

Well crud. You got me. Thanks a lot kid.

Happy Memorial Day!
Thank you to all those military folks who make being a mom look easy.
Stay tuned for "Shop for Jop!" Working on that post and all the little details.

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Angie said...

Yeah, today's been a hard mommy day for me, but I prefer it over death. Smart kid!

mel @ the larson lingo said...

Elijah is full of wisdom!

Kristin said...

This whole weekend has been a hard mommy weekend, but probably not has hard as a Navy guy's weekend. Bright boy you have there!

Me (aka Danielle) said...

Leave it up to our young to put things into perspective. Wise little guy!

~robin said...

Somehow those kids just have a way of putting some perspective on things....don't they?