I love being a mom! I'm not trying to be a cheese ball or say that everyday is easy, but I really do love being the mother of my adorable children. Sometimes I get really complacent and I forget how lucky I am to be where I'm at in my life. I forget how temporary this phase of my life is. Yes, my kids will probably live with me for the next 18 to 25 years, but they will only be little for just a short while. I hope Sasha will always stay sassy and say hilarious things to me everyday, but I just can't be sure. Lyla's drunk walk is slowly turning into a drunk run and before I know it, she will be riding a bike very steady. It's these little tidbits that happen everyday that please me so much. I just want to bottle it and preserve it forever. I want to write down ever silly thing Sasha says and does, but of course I don't, I just use this blog to supplement my memory. I know there are so many things I've already forgotten and it kills me because this entire experience has been the best thing that has and probably ever will happen to me. Again, let me just say that we have intensely challenging days too where I can not wait to put the kids to bed and drown myself in tivo'd reality T.V. bliss...... They happen frequently, but for the most part I love being a mom. There is entertainment in almost any mundane activity with these crazy funny kids. Lyla can hardly take a bath without peeing on the tile floor right before, and Sasha will stop me while reading her a story and say "Hey mom I just need to tell you something really cool right now", which could be followed by almost anything......... Her imagination is endless and it is always bringing a smile to my face, even her occasional swearing makes me laugh so hard though I do try not to show it because I NEVER want to be that poor mom who get's pulled to the side at the school to have the swearing talk...
The point of this rant is this, I am insanely lucky to be where I am right now. I know so many people who struggle to get pregnant (if they even do at all) and I know so many people who are working so hard out of the house to support their families and they don't get to stay home with their kids as much as they want to. I realize how good I've got it right now and I really appreciate all of it. My husband is a hard working man and he busts his butt to make a living for us. He works 12 hour days on a regular basis and he doesn't complain about it, all so that I can spend this time with our kids. I can't ever thank him enough for it too. Back in 2000 I met this hot guy at a bar, and 10 years later I am stunned at how well it's all worked out. Life is good. Happy Mothers Day to everyone of my mama friends out there. We all have our struggles and we all get to share in the wonder of our kids and it is wonderful to get to be where we are.
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