Motherhood right now is....
...admiring a sibling relationship form with very little input from me besides "absolutely do not put that plastic bag over your brother's head" and hoping like hell that the closeness continues throughout their lives.
...being ok with constantly being interrupted, reminding myself how quickly this high-maintenance phase passes.
...tons of thinking about when one of my children should be eating or sleeping. Between the two of them they nap for about 7 hours per day, have three meals + snacks, and Will nurses about every three hours. It feels like all I do some days.
...actively choosing to not spend all of my time talking about the downsides of parenting, because despite my desire to be snarky or sarcastic, I love it more than anything in the world.
...working so hard to accept that I will not be able to control so many scary things in their lives, and letting it be ok if all we do today is work on manners or snuggles or how to determine which shoe goes on which foot.
...messy. Baby vomit is not my favorite thing.
...adorable. Beck imitating us talking to Will and the absolute lighting up that his face does when she tickles him or brings him toys is the most wonderful sight to be hold.
outfits in these photos are by Primary.com, one of my absolute favorite kids' brands. pictures taken with my Canon 6dmarkII. please do not copy these pictures and use them for literally anything without asking even if you know me and are sure I'll be fine with it. I am not.
Beautiful post. My kids are grown so your words and pictures make me wistful. Your kids are adorable.
Lisa, thank you so much! Even though my kids are so small I struggle with "missing the present," it's so hard to watch them grow so fast while desperately wishing for them to turn into fully functioning happy adults. I'll let you know AS SOON as I figure out how to rest with that constant pull. 🙂