Mama Magnet – Monday Motivation

In our home it is hard to find time alone and I am sure many of you with young children have the same problem. Lately when I have found a quiet spot and settled in, one by one a child inevitably finds me, starts talking or asking me questions or just to play in the same room I am in. If I happen to express my frustration over being followed by stating, “Why do you all always follow me?” my older daughters have been saying, “But Mommy you are a magnet and we want to be with you.” And I dubbed myself the “Mama Magnet.”

As moms we should actually desire to be a Mama Magnet, it’s indicative that we are doing something right. If our children don’t want to be with us, then we should start worrying.

Part of motherhood involves giving of ourselves when it is not convenient or even desirable at times. It means my giving my 3 year old the kisses he wants to dole out even when I feel smothered by the 20th one. It means talking to my girls late into the night when I want to work or go to bed. It also means taking the time to watch my sons play with their new airplanes even though it is not new to me.

This week my motivation is to be a better Mama Magnet.

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11 comments

  1. I love when my children want to be around me. Makes me feel good.

  2. This is so true. All weekend long I tried to work on this short story I’m writing and I couldn’t. It’s so easy to get frustrated, but when I feel like I am, I just take a deep breath and appreciate it. Because sooner-rather than later they’re going to grow up, there will be a time when they don’t really want to hang around Mom, when friends and other things will be “cooler”. So for now, while I’m the coolest person they know I intend to soak it all up!

  3. Marcie W. says:

    I agree that clingy babies can get to be a bit much, but how lucky are we to even have babies? Love your motivation!

  4. LOL – we used to call it velcro, but it’s the same thing. So sweet.

  5. Karen says:

    Very sweet, and it can be overwhelming. Every single day counts with kids and when I feel down, I try and remember that. Being a Mama is such a blessing, but so tough, too.

  6. Donna says:

    I so appreciate every moment my son wants to spend with me (and I’m already noticing it’s not as much as it used to be – he’s 9). But from time to time he still wants to cuddle up next to me while watching a movie, or reading a book… ah, I live for those times!

  7. Courtney says:

    Aww how adorable! I like being needed .. does that sound horrible? lol

  8. The day comes when you crave the magnet days, so enjoying them while you have them is the best!

  9. Penelope says:

    I’m a mama magnet, and I LOVE it!

  10. Tammy says:

    That is how I’ve been feeling the last few days. My daughter has been wanting extra attention.

  11. I used to feel like I couldn’t get a minute alone. Now that he is in school all day, I feel like I don’t get enough together time.

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