Dreams of motherhood

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

When I was in high school, I honestly didn't think I would EVER want children. That obviously changed when I got pregnant at 18 and proceeded to get pregnant and end up with four amazing kiddos.
What I did discover I wanted was for my house to be the "hangout" for the kids. Sometimes its exhausting having all the kids at my house. And it also gets really expensive. I try to have inexpensive, easy snacks at my house at all times. I also try to not get annoyed at all the kids running around and having to vacuum 100 times a day.
I know this is just the beginning. I only have two school age kids that have friends knocking on the door, but I pray that this will always be how my house.
My house will welcome all the kids, always.
I will feed their bellies.
Listen to their stories.
Pray over them.
I want my house to be the hangout house.
 I love to hear what they chat about, what they are missing at home. Also, I will know exactly what's going on in my kids lives. I love that idea, I hope they will always want to hang out here. And I pray that no matter where we live, other kids and friends will feel welcomed and so loved.


Our pool filled with kiddos! The noise is so sweet, giggles and laughter. I'm so glad we finally got the pool set up. Our summer has been crazy busy but getting the pool up was the best thing we could do to let the kiddos burn off their crazy energy!
Here's to a summer FILLED with crazy neighborhood children.







16 comments:

  1. I love all of the noise and chaos that kids bring, it's awesome!

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    1. Yes, sweet giggles and squeals ;)

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  2. See, I do NOT want to be the hangout house, but it usually ends up being that way. I can only tolerate so much so I do send kids home after a few hours sometimes.

    I will usually do one snack but if they ask for more, I remind them they have this awesome thing called their own homes.

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    1. Yeah, some days it's completely overwhelming, but mostly I love it.

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  3. Aw that's great! I love that your house is a hangout. You seem so sweet! I'm constantly worried my future kids will end up at the hangout houses I went to as a teen...those were the ones with absent parents and a full liquor cabinet. Yeah I know. I went to catholic school! And you know what they say about catholic school girls!! Bahahaha

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    1. LOL! I know those houses ha ha. That's definitely one of my motives for having my house be the hangout ;) ;)

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  4. I love this post so much! My house growing up was always the hang out house, and my mom tells me all the time how much she loved having everybody under her wing. I have the same hopes as you do for my home. I really can't wait to have a pool full of kids like that!

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    1. It is seriously the best! It gets a little overwhelming at times, but I love knowing the who, where, what , and all that goes into it!

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  5. Aw, I hope for the same thing as mine get older! But mostly because I am way, way, way protective and want to know everything going on....

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  6. I so want to be this mom! I hope my kids want to hang out at our house once they become school aged. I'd be so much happier knowing where they're at and with who!

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    1. Absolutely! I totally want to be in the know for as long as possible! Snacks are pretty much the key right now, that may change as they get older! Ha ha

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  7. I used to think I never wanted kids too! It's funny how life works sometimes :)

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    1. Yeah, it usually works out how it's meant to! :)

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