Photo courtesy of my Honor Phone

My day begins and ends attending to my baby.  In between, I am busy taking care of the needs of a rather large family of seven:  feeding, schooling, refereeing four bickering boys, and meeting their demands.   There are dishes to clean, clothes to wash and fold, a house to straighten up.  On a good day, I get to read a book, take pictures, or have some silly fun with the children.  Most days, I am thankful about the simplicity of my days.  However, there are days when I rue the plainness of my life.   How inconsequential it is.  How ordinary.  There are only the dirty dishes and dirty clothes and bickering children to face day after day.  Nothing  earthshaking or important at all.  Then there are days when I am overcome with sadness for a future without the same noisy children and messy chores.

Life in a dewdrop
the simple turns magical
lasts but a moment

DVerse Poets’ Haibun #15 Monday

17 thoughts on “JUST AN ORDINARY LIFE

  1. What a stunning photo — and what a stunning haiku! As one who now has children with children who are 5, 7 and 9….watching my children as parents now….let me assure you — although you already know. There is a blessing in those mundane things in life — doing for our children when they are young. And, it turns out as I say many days looking back, we have our children truly with us for a very short time in our lives. Enjoy these simple things — and know they are blessed.

  2. I think we need to see the joy of these chores, the ordinary that for many are so much extraordinary… and yes there will come a day when you long for it… maybe we all just to have that little special in our life… love the image and the haiku adding a layer to your haibun.

  3. Your life has much meaning and love included. What could be better than being a mother who is much loved? Unless, the photo is beautiful and you are, too. ❤

  4. I am glad I am over those noisy children and messy chores phrase, smiles ~ But the mess carries over ha ~ So glad you are enjoying your days with your growing family, so precious to be with them ~ And a stunning photo as well ~

  5. Oh, I just love this. The profound truth hidden in that haiku–that it is in the simple ordinary things that we find our meaning. I can’t imagine anything more sacred than to be there, doing those mundane tasks, for your family. Although, I often wonder just what I have done with my life.

  6. It’s good you have your blog so you have your own voice. You have your own magical corner of the world where things are tidy, and you don’t find socks under the couch cushions. 🙂

    1. Oh yeah. Right or not, this blog is where I get my affirmation sometimes (especially when I seem to be making any progress about being a mother). 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind words. 🙂 I am glad to meet a fellow SAHM. Being home with the children all the time does have its perks (and its mess and trials). 🙂

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