Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Link Party No. 28 and a Little Bit About Mommyhood

Michael had a birthday. We are going to have his big birthday party with his friends this weekend, but I wanted to do something small as a family on his birthday... at his request, I made rice krispy treats and we had hand rolled sushi for dinner, which is everyones favorite.

How did he get so big, so fast? We are busy everyday and the weeks go by so quickly. There are many things I want to teach him. I try to tell and show him how much I love him as much I can in a day. I make sure his needs are met. But you know what? A part of me always feels like I fall short. I feel like there is so much more I could do. Do you ever think that way?

I enjoy watching them grow. I celebrate their birthdays with joy and with a little sentiment. Am I a good mother? Are they happy? I hope they will grow up to be nice decent people. I hope they will have lots of happy memories to take with them when they leave home.

I am at a stage that I tell other mothers with toddlers to enjoy their time, they grow up so fast. On the other hand, I LOVE to listen to people who are raising teenagers. I am trying to get as much advice and ideas I can get (I am literally taking memos) and prepare myself before they enter that stage...

Mommyhood if not easy, but definately rewarding. I was watching Michael stuffing his mouth with rice krispy treats and he looked like a chipmunk... That made me laugh, simple things happen in our everyday life, it keeps me a grounded person, and makes me happy.

Happy birth day Michael, thank you for choosing me as your mommy.

Ok, everyone, my sewing project for today was to sew all the badges to the boys' scouts uniform and hem their scout pants. I don't think I need to post those pictures on here. Although, I would loove to see your creations!

1. Please post something YOU made. It doesn't matter if it is crochet, quilt, clothing, anything would be fine. I want to see it! If you use someone's idea or patterns please give them the rightful credit.

2. Link to your specific post, that way it is easier for everybody to find and read it.

3. Please grab the "Tea Rose Home" grab button, and link back from your post. If you can mention the party in your post or place the button on your side bar, that would be great! I want more people to have a chance to come and show off their creation.


  1. oh, I feel so sweet. You're such a hard-working mother. ^^

  2. we can imagine sachiko,how busy you are..but you always manage time smartly...congratulations for are a good MOM...

  3. I frequently hope that my kids will grow up to be nice decent people too.

  4. Happy Birthday to your little one!
    I totally relate with your insecurities...mothers tend to be too hard on themselves!

  5. Happy Birthday, Michael!! I can't believe he's already 8. And Sachiko, your kids are so very lucky to have you for a mom. You do an amazing job teaching them right from wrong and teaching them a love for life. And you find the humor in things, which is so important! You are an impressive person and a wonderful mom.

  6. Heather-

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and the really nice comment about my parenting style... they made me feel so good, especially when they come from someone like you. You are one special person and friend. :)


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