Friday, December 7, 2007

And This Little Piggy: Haiku Friday


I was gone for six days, visiting my mom as she recovers from surgery. (She's fine, thank you.) I admit it. I am a wuss. I cry when I'm away from the kids. I sleep poorly, if at all. The days are always fine. The nights bite.


Back where I belong
with screaming, tears and fighting.
And that's just from me.


Nothing compares to
the sight of three kids vying
to give the first hug.


Finally, realizing how much I managed to squeeze in when I was a WOHM, I am amazed at my former self. Now? Well.

How did I ever
manage to work outside the home
and get it all done?


[Check out the other Haiku Friday posts, too. You'll be amazed at the humor, the angst, the love, and, of course, the 17 syllables.]

20 comments:

Heidi Hyde said...

As a current WOHM- thanks for the recognition. It's hard. But then again- staying at home is a full time job too ;)

Glad your mother is well and that your back in the arms of your children.

-HH

Head Gaggler said...

Glad you are back home and your mom is well. I too am a WOHM mom and its exausting...but like Heidi said, so is being a SAHM. Not sure which is harder? With three kids, everything is tough. Great Ku!

Java said...

I'm so glad you're back!

janet said...

i've always been a WOHM. when my kids were little, it was always so hard to walk away in the mornings, but coming home was so sweet (except for when they saved all their lousy behavior for ME)...

Brenda said...

Glad you made it back home to your kiddos. They must have missed you!

Mishelle (secretagentmama.com) said...

What a real and raw emotional haiku! I'm glad your mom is well and that you are back home, where you belong.

XOXOXOXO

SAM's Ku

Wonders said...

It's intense how much we love our children...

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Aww. I love that they fought to give you the lovin. How adorable.

jennifer said...

I wonder how I'd manage if I had to work outside the home. I barely keep up now!

Jennifer, Le Binky Bitch

g / crinkled said...

Sometimes I ask myself your last haiku, too.

Great news about your mom. ^_^

Sometimes I feel I can't stand being away from my kid even for just a few hours... there's this biting guilt, if you will, perhaps because I may be worrying too much about her. But can we REALLY help it?

Toni said...

Glad you are back with your family and that mother is well.

I, too, marvel at WOHM who manage to do "it all"; I am a SAHM and don't get 1/2 of anything done. Kudos to all moms, I say.

Gina said...

It's all hard!

I know what you mean, the nights are the worst for me away from Mr. P as well.

SusieJ said...

No, nothing does compare to that sight.
Susiej

Steph said...

Im glad your mom is good and that you are back home with your kids. I was a WOHM too and now I wonder the same thing, how did I get it all done??

Maria said...

Welcome home...it is good to be gone sometimes so that you can feel the strength of that pull...

Kelly O said...

These were great haikus.

I'm so glad your mom's fine, and that you're back with your kids.

Madeleine said...

I really like these, especially the second one.
Mad Kane

TNMomof5 said...

I love reading this!! (Glad your mom is okay!)

Laura McIntyre said...

Lovely, glad your home and your mum is well. I hate being away from my girls to and have yet to manage more than a few hours

VDog said...

I really like these sets. Very nice work, patois!

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