The day is long… mentally and physically draining… There are ups and downs.. crying and laughter… Nothing compares to that moment when you are finally able to sit down, take a breath, and truly appreciate the chaos that is your life.
Sticky faces, pee pee accidents, play doh messes, dumped toy boxes, and missing puzzle pieces are only a few of the situations our children subject us to each day. And please do not forget to keep tablets charged! This is crucial to YOUR sanity more than theirs. The world WILL come to an end if youtube and netflix are unavailable to your kids. Your smart TV is not good enough… screen must be in hand and noses pressed to it, Mommies!
After the energy of household slowly begins to diminish, you are able to reflect on how many hours its been since you last ate. Then surprise, an “Ahh” moment when your children are cuddled together on the couch watching “Inside Out” for the 7th time, or you receive a random hug and an “I love you Mommy”, you are embraced by a feeling of understanding and overwhelming joy. These “Ahh” moments wouldn’t exist without your little hurricanes dominating most of the days hours.
Much like the poem “Wet Oatmeal Kisses” (author unknown) references, there will be a time in your life that the chaos you once pulled your hair out over is gone. It’s important to focus on how incredibly lucky you are to have been gifted with all the craziness.
Your children are here because of YOU and because of love made. We’re practically magicians! Thumbs up to us!