Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Motherhood Right Now
Some days I wake up and ask myself, What?! Whose kids are these?! If you had asked my twenty-something-self about kids I would have told you no way am I going to be a parent... But here we are:
I love that parenthood means that every day is new adventure. There are the good days and there are the bad days, and I wouldn't trade a single one for life without kids. Here's motherhood for me right now:
Toddlers don't nap. Big brother does not want to nap anymore. At least that's what he insists. He stopped napping at daycare about two months ago, but he will still nap at home on the weekends (ok, most weekends). This past Sunday, he got up out of his bed every fifteen minutes asking if "resting time" was over. I finally gave up and took him to the library and during the fifteen minute drive over, this happened:
Babies nap anywhere. On the other hand, Baby O will nap anywhere, including in her carrier while we're shopping. I love it! I can get some steps in while I get my fashion fix. Hooray.
I LOOOOOVE the grocery store. I had one of those you-know-you're-a-mother-when moments when I was at the grocery store all alone this weekend. No carseat to lug over to the shopping cart. No toddler pulling at my arm Can I have a movie, mama? Just me and my shopping list. Bliss.
Our weekend "hikes" require two strollers. Living in Colorado we have so many great places to hike. Unfortunately, we have to currently stick to hiking where we can push our strollers...
The potty "battle" that never ends. What is it about toddlers NOT wanting to go use the bathroom? My son will do the potty dance all around the house and insist that he does not have to use the bathroom. As soon as we have to go somewhere, we get in the car, and five minutes later I hear Mama, I neeeeed to go potty.
It's crazy to think that in a couple of months, when Baby O can sit up in a high chair, as she learns to eat solids, life will change again. By that time, my toddler will be four years old and I'm sure he will change in unexpected ways and life with these two will be a completely different experience.
Is there something about your life now that you never imagined you'd be doing? Or are you a member of the "never say never" party?