I was putting the laundry away (again) and cleaning, basically just doing the “million things at once” mom thing. Ainsley was napping and McKinley was playing quietly with all of my scarves. Yes- ALL of them. All over our bedroom. It’s a trade-off am I right? Pick the scarves up later and avoid the tantrum.
I was caught up with all my chores and kept peeking at her to make sure no major destruction was going down and then I was hit by a MAC truck of the feels. She turned and looked up at me wearing one of my hats and scarves and in that split-second I saw her all grown up. I saw this beautiful, confident woman and my heart stopped.
Day to day life with two little ones can feel like the trenches. (My husband and I call it that- daily) It’s so easy to dream of the day where they need us just a little less. The day where they can feed themselves and maybe even wipe their own butts!! It’s hard, really hard, but it’s also amazing because it’s pretty simple. Right now she may have the most epic meltdown you’ve ever seen because I put her milk in the wrong sippy cup, but I know a day will come (far before I’m ready) that I will pray for simple problems like that.
I don’t even want to think about all that we have ahead of us with raising two girls. In the times I am feeling overwhelmed I just have to take a deep breath and remind myself that it’s going to go by way too quickly. The days are long, but the years are short so hold them just a few minutes longer. Read that book one more time (even though you’ve already read it 7 times) It’s an exhausting time, but it’s so beautifully simple. If nothing else let’s celebrate the simplicity of this time with our littles while we still can.