Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Who Am I?

Over on Knitty, "Blogstalking" has begun. A different subject is given every week and each blogstalker posts about it. This week's subject is "Who am I?". One of the deepest questions ever posed.

I shall answer simply, using these pictures.

I'm a mommy. These two gorgeous boys are my life since the first one was born a little over 4 years ago. I am a SAHM. It's not easy, in fact it's the hardest job I've ever done. But look at them now. This was taken this morning - see, they're still in their jammies, but they are doing a 100 piece jigsaw puzzle. The youngest gave up on his baby puzzle and moved over to 'help' his older brother. Older brother happily obliged in accepting said 'help'.......



......and here they are completing the puzzle. They were so proud of themselves, and of each other. Teamwork at age 4 and 2.....

I hope I'm a successful mother. Whatever that may be.

And I'm a wife. That's not easy either. Especially with a family to distract you from being a 'life-partner'. I'm lucky that my husband has infinite patience and committment to me. A marriage really is a committment - it's the first thing I think about when times are tough, no matter what, we are facing things together (even when we're on opposite sides of the table).

That's me in relation to my closest family members. But who am I when I'm just me? Well, first and foremost I think I am a knitter and crafter. I learned as a child to knit from my female relatives, then didn't take it up again until my first son was born. I can't see me ever leaving again, I love it (and I have enough yarn to knit for a good million years or so, too!). Other crafts are creeping in on me now too. Like sewing. I've always wanted a sewing machine - I'm only 5'2" so I have a lot of pant legs to take up. I may not ever be Christian Lacroix, but I'd like to be able to make my own clothes - someday.

Before I had my children, I always thought I would want to stay home with them. But after having the first, I struggled with my need to go back to work. To feel useful, in an instantly gratifying, 'that was a productive day at work' kind of a way. Looking after babies never made me feel that useful - I guess the rewards are more long-term. So I'm definitely a worker too.

Other things I am: a friend, a reader, member and helper in a MOMS Club, a sometimes cook, a pretty good driver, a daughter and sister, a shopper (I love to support the retail community :-)), a tea-drinker, tv watching, movie-goer. I have no idea what my 'politics' are - there are things about all parties I like, so I cannot say I'm a republican, democrat, conservative, or labour-ite. Which leads me onto a dreadful thing that I am, that plagues my life. I'm a horrible procrastinator. If only I could make a decision.

Now I'll just read this over three more times before I hit publish.......

p.s. I'm a blogger, yay!!!

15 comments:

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

I'm so glad you are my friend first of all!!! And if pictures and thank you cards are any proof, you are a great mom too!!

Love the post! Now off to go be a joiner....and blogstalk too :)

sillyrabbit said...

Aww, what a sweet picture! I think that's definitely proof of a successful mom!

Zonda said...

Good post!! Sometimes I think we need to reflect on ourselves!

I love what you said about us and our hubbies on my blog! hehe!

Marg. said...

yay you!

Also You for your little guys. I look forward to ours being more like that.

Jo said...

I think the fact that your boys work so well together at 2 and 4 tells you how successful you are at motherhood ;)

Holly said...

It looks to me like you are a very successful mom! What happy, cute boys you have! I have such admiration for stay at home moms. I adore my daughter, but I absolutely know that is one job I could not hack! I applaud you!

Lauren said...

I'm only 5'2 too!

What cute kids!

Scherzando said...

Your boys seem very sweet. My brother and I were vicious at that age!

Loved your post.

Sue, aka seiding said...

Oh, I'm a procrastinator too! Only I don't go over and over decisions, I pretend I don't have any decisions to make.

Loved the pics of your sweet boys.

Bezzie said...

Hooray for 5'2" mothers of boys! ;-) They're too darn cute.

I'm with Jo--the fact they're doing a 100 piece puzzle and no one got hurt is a true testament to your mommying abilities.

olpp said...

Wow! 100 piece puzzle and they're so young! Geniuses! Your boys are adorable in addition to being brainiacs!

Jessica said...

You are a great mom! I tell you that all the time. ;) You are a great person as well. You're also an eco-warrior with your grocery bags. ;)

steph_knits said...

Yeah, I'll procrastinate til the bitter end. Denial isn't just a river in Africa, kwim?

kemtee said...

I think you made the best decision of all. No one really understands how hard SAHM-ing is… but the rewards truly are infinite.

MayaB said...

Nice to know you a little bit better D. I'm glad you liked the stitch markers, and remember the scarabee is an ancient symbol for good luck and wealth.