It’s been a really long time since I’ve written. I don’t have a good reason, just excuses, two kids keep me busy, I’m always tired…blah blah blah. I also procrastinate and quite often fall asleep with my laptop, iPad, phone on top of me, all the lights on, TV blaring. Glamorous life I live, right? This morning I got a new twitter follower (hello @Travelbugbaby) who left me a very sweet message about this blog. It gave me the kick I needed and even better, inspiration to write again.
Mommyhood isn’t glamorous at all for me but it makes me feel good. There is so much work ALL THE TIME but there is so much love too. I love the little snuggles and hugs and sloppy kisses. Noah is almost 3 ½ and he is always talking up a storm. Every day there is something new in his vocabulary and his deductive reasoning always amazes me. The terrible twos were rough and so are the tumultuous threes but we have our moments of sanity. I try to sneak in solo dates with him too. It usually involves trips to Target to look at Skylanders or toys but I will take that over no time with him, even if it means delaying bedtime a little. My little boy is becoming such a little man.
Julia is turning 1 next month (bawling my eyes out over that). I cannot believe how my time with my little kidlets flies by. She is walking (practically running) and is becoming a cheeky little monkey. She lights up at the sight of Baby Daddy and gets really mad of he doesn’t pay enough attention to her. Right now, as I’m writing this, she is taking the play room mat apart, holding the pieces high above her heard and walking around scream singing. I wish I knew what was going through her head.
I love being a mom, it’s the only thing I was ever sure that I wanted to do with my life but it is not a glamorous job at all. Maybe one day I will not be tired all the time. One day I will get to sleep in. one day I will leave the house without having a washcloth tucked into the front of my nursing bra because I ran out of hands and tucked it in there and forgot about it. One day…there are so many things that I want to do but today I will steal one more snuggle and a few more kisses from my babies and my Baby Daddy.
Here is a little bit of our year so far.
Plotting against me.
Spontaneous moment of love.
Dynamic duo in their "pyjama costumes."
Spider-Man and Ladybug.
Everyone sitting relatively still.