Well, I've been the mother of four for a year now. A long, hectic, wonderful year. Something about this year changed me. I'm not really a better mom, but I'm definitely a happier one. I love being with these kids; I love watching them grow up and I've even found myself taking pictures of their messes so that I can remember them when my house is empty and clean someday.
This new attitude may be the result of maturity or desperation but I think it mainly comes from looking at my little family and saying, "hey! Everyone's here. Now let's get this party started!" Add to that the considerable joy I feel at the prospect of never being pregnant again, and it's been a party, for sure. Ben is more delightful than I possibly could have hoped. I mean, look at him. If he were your kids, you'd be writing gushy blog entries about him too. :)