Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Mom-of-the-Year Award

I’ve been honored with The Mom of the Year Award from Wanshana who seems to think that I deserve it. I know I’m not a perfect mom but all mothers say the same thing. Nobody’s perfect, right? TQ Shana, I’m truly honored :)

And yeap, the award comes with a set of rules which include:
1. Admit one thing you feel awful about (involving being a mom).

2. List 7 things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you.

3. Send this to 5 other moms of the year that deserve a reminder that they too are the best moms that they can be. Remember to send them a note letting them know you have selected them, and also add a link to your post that directs people back to the person who nominated you.

So here we go:
1. Admit one thing you feel awful about (involving being a mom)

I think I have more than one. Or definitely more than 10..hahaha..

I guess the number one thing I feel most awful about is pretty much the same for most working mothers – not being able to be there 24/7 for their kids. If I were a deep-pocket, I’d be a stay-home mom – where I can do anything they want me to do. Cook their favorite meals, drive them to their favorite locations, spend time with them doing things they love and most of all, be there whenever and wherever they want me to.

2. List 7 things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you.

1) I absolutely love it when my kids come running to me and give me the hugs and kisses when I reach home from work. Anti-stress prescription for sure.

2) I love the outings I have with them. They are full of life and every step they take leaves a vibrant color in me. They just liven things up with their different ways and personalities.

3) I so love spending time with them. Doing anything they like – baking, eating, singing, coloring, reading, playing, gardening, watching movies or just lazing around in the house with at least one of them in my arms. And the best part is when they fall asleep in these arms.

4) I love them unconditionally. No matter how they are like, they are the greatest gifts that I’ve ever received. My Treasure. My Life.

5) I love the fact that they look up to me. They even think that I have extra ‘eyes’ at the back of my head since I seem to know everything they do or think. They still wonder how I got that ‘eyes’. It’s called instinct, kids!

6) I love the hugs, kisses and I-Love-Yous they give me every night before going to sleep. And I love to watch them sleeping afterwards.

7) I love it when they make time for me.... like combing my hair or giving me a head or leg massage without being asked. I also love the letters, cards, drawings or notes they write me with words that can only come from the purest of hearts.

Seven already?

3. Send this to 5 other moms of the year that deserve a reminder that they too are the best moms that they can be.

I think I'm gonna award every mother on my blogroll, but that ain't the rule. OK ... now I'm bestowing this award to:
1) Queen of the House
2) Mamamia
3) Raden Galoh
4) Chahya
5) Mum and Roses
and... can I add two more? Rules are meant to be broken anyway:)
6) Nurazzah
7) Zlaa

You rock ladies!

12 comments:

MAMAMIA said...

Thanks for the award. I don't think I deserve it, though...

Anyway, I'll play by the rule.

tireless mom said...

Dear Miza

You rock too, super Mom!

ZLAA said...

Thank you very much Ja. Really appreciate it although I don't think I deserve it. Nnti bila free, I buat. La ni sibuk sikit. U ok?

Uncle Lee said...

Hello Ibu, A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of goreng pisang for five people, promptly announces she never did care for goreng pisang.

And being a full-time mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in my field, since the payment is pure love.

Nice tag Ibu,...you keep a song in your heart and have a pleasant day, Lee.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Right on, Mamamia!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear TM,
Gimme 5!

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Zlaa,
I read that you're bz. And saw that you haven't written to the yahoogroup. How's everything?

There's no dateline on this... Do it when you have the time.

Take care.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

So true, U.Lee. Our children's priorities become our priorities.

It's juz that sometimes we mothers lack the patience with the kids.

Gotta do better on that, definitely.

Chahya said...

Dear DD Ibu,
THANKS so much for the award!*flattered* (I deserve ke? isk..*blush*)

Err...I'll do it a bit later ye, when I'm less occupied than now.
Thanks again.

p.s
bila ayahanda nak update blog, maybe with a new poem ke...

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Chahya,
Do it when you're free. No rush, ok :)

My Ayahanda... he's pretty bz nowadays. And still not good at the basics in blogging - how to post and all. My nephew who's waiting for his SPM results is the one helping him.

wanshana said...

Ja,

Kalau ikutkan hati, we can come up with a list of thousands of things we love about/doing with our kids, kan? Mau kena buat sequels pulak nanti. Hehehe!

Thanks for sharing your list with us, dear.

Have a great weekend with the family.

Dalam Dakapan Ibu said...

Dear Shana,
You're right .. maybe millions!

You have a great one too :)