April 24, 2012

Battles


Sometimes as a parent, you lose a battle... or two... or three...

You look in the backseat while driving because your children are quiet.... only to find that the youngest has colored all over her legs. OH!....and she unbuckled her seatbelt too.
You have several sleepless nights... even when they aren't babies anymore.
Your child rides home in the car naked... just because...  Or maybe it's because she didn't have that smile on her face a few minute prior when I tried to get her dress on... yeah. that.
Your children pour ice cold water over your families' feet for a good half hour, because it diverted their attention from their "non sharing with my sister" crying ways....

Your 21 month old refuses to listen AND has more sass than you can handle. At all hours of the day.
But just when you feel like you are on the losing end.
You've just about thrown your hands up and decided to lose the battle entirely...
(or for the day at least :)
Your children remind you what life is all about.
Time and time again.

They melt your heart when they can't get enough of snuggling babies.

They enjoy the simplesness of life like: swinging, singing, and smiling.

They are intrigued with watching someone mow their lawn.

They love to make you laugh.
They look so cute dressed alike. And when they actually play nicely together.

The snuggles? Ohhhh the snuggles make your heart melt. The relaxing time? Makes everything all better.
They "shake it baby!" and sing and dance for all your neighbors to see. You aren't embarrassed one bit. Just proud of how cute they are and how much their "awesome dance moves" resemble yours :)

They love you more than anything. They ask for hugs. And kisses. And snuggles. And tell you that you are their best friend.
They are your world. Period. End of Story.

8 comments:

Kay said...

I love this post!! Thanks for making me smile :)

Kristen at First Name Smith said...

This is so precious!

Nicole said...

great perspective here! it's all worth it.

LinnT said...

Hi Linn from Norway here. Love youre blog, i have girs at about the same age as you they are 3 and 2. I recognize so many things in here its fun. How many months are youre girls apart? mine are 15 months and 5 days,crazy fun!

Megan said...

Awww, this is the sweetest post! Your girls are so lucky to have you!!

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

Perfectly said. THAT is the cycle of the life of a mom. :) Your little ones are beautiful...even when they're mischievous. :)

Joeylee said...

perfectly said. I pick my battles with the girls carefully! The girls are adorable!

Annie said...

Aww....love this post! So true.

Its amazing how fast that frustration and turn to love, happines, pure joy.

Gotta LOVE being a mom :)