Lately it’s been difficult to find the happy when I am trying to keep the peace, learn new parenting techniques to work with my son Aj and keep my youngest entertained when he has about a 15 minute length of attention span. I can’t complain, I do have three amazing children and even now with my boyfriend and I living together, I have added two other children to my crew and it is wonderful. We are a family of seven every other weekend and the rest of the time our family is down to five being here. It’s such a great feeling to have a big family, we all love each other so much and work well together.
Board games are something we use to connect and pass the time. One thing I missed doing, is dancing, when my three munchkins were smaller we would always be found with music blasting and dancing together around the living room. Recently I decided to bring music and dancing back into our lives, it has proven much success. My son Aj really has even danced with me with a smile upon his face!
I just love spending time with my children, all five of them, sure some may say since I’m not married to my boyfriend we are not a family or since we are not blood related – we are not a family. That is absurd to me, I was raised with so many non-blood relatives that it comes natural to me that family is people coming together as family with or without blood relation.
My friend, Sheila likes to joke about needing a family tree when she visits because over at my Dad’s place there are often people there I call Uncle that are not my “relatives” but I consider them family as they do me too.
One thing I am learning as my children get older is this; they can drive you absolutely crazy mad in one moment but the next turn around and make your heart melt. I love that being a parent means that it’s easier to find love, feel love and just be happy. I love being a Mom, it really brings me so much joy and I am blessed to have met such an amazing man who has shared his life with me too.