My husband is a resident physician, so he is required to work 80-ish hour weeks. That has its perks and its drawbacks. Drawbacks: As far as I'm concerned, there's mainly one. I see him far less than I would like. After being friends/dating/married for 10 years, I still like him. A lot. Perks: I don't have to work, enabling me to spend every waking moment with our 2 children.
We have a 14-month old darling, mischievous girl, "E", and an impish, precocious almost 3-year-old boy, Finn. I love them both more than life itself. But, I have to admit, there are days that I really don't like being the mom of 2 toddlers. Today was one of those days.
Finn decided that Momma needed to validate his every move, follow her around the house, asking a barrage of questions about absolutely nothing. E decided that to soothe her teething she needed to put everything in her mouth. Dust bunnies, shoes, an empty butter box she pulled out of who-knows-where, Mr. Potato Head's accoutrements. Needless to say, I was happy when bed time came and I could tuck the kids safely in bed, away from inappropriate teethers and out of earshot.
Even so, I wouldn't change a thing. I learned from my own mom to laugh at things that the kids do--and take a picture--because these are the things I'll remember fondly and shed a nostalgic tear over in the years to come.
So in honor of Mother's Day, here are a few of my favorite - and most frustrating - moments.
I love you, Finn and E. Thanks for making my life full and wonderful.
|E, on the day before her 1st birthday, decided to eat a black marker.|
|Finn's "naptime" - tearing up his room and getting stuck in diaper boxes.|
|Finn's first masterpiece: blue crayon all over the bathroom floor.|
|A true amazing moment: playing in snow for the first time.|
|Happy, happy girl.|