I mean….MY KIDS….THIS WEEK…WHAT ELSE?? …..
Grey put a rock in his ear. Yes, a ROCK. Okay maybe not a rock…more like a BOULDER. I asked him WHY? To which he replied “So I didn’t have to hear my teacher talking”…….yes say prayers for me….he is 3 what do you think he is going to do at 16?? Lord Help Me! The first doctor couldn’t get it out so we had to go see an ENT…Praise the lord he got it out! My new wallet dropped and I didn’t realize it to which the dogs ate my new wallet, money, and all of my debit cards, etc…and I was told that I might need rotator cuff surgery….YES that is the week I am having.
Just last week Noah had a tooth knocked out (each brother hit him twice @ different times and then he fell and hit the side of the trampoline and yes I have a net)
and within 24 hours…..
One fell in a mud-hole & it was 50 degrees, Another has poison ivy, I cleaned my floors just to have little dirt footprints 👣 tracked through my house, Why is there so much dirt on my porch?…one took a sharpie to himself so he could have a tattoo, Why is there a 🍫chocolate hand print on my white pillow?….. Oh thank you Grey for breaking the expensive French doors, I mopped my kitchen floor just to ask the question Why is it sticky? What is this I’m stepping in?….Why does this bathroom smell like Pee??? I just scrubbed everything……Greeyyyyy…. Please please please aim better….as I take down the shower curtain to wash in scolding hot water for the 80th time…..Momma I want to bake something….moments later all three kids are making cupcakes in my kitchen and egg and flour are everywhere…. I stepped on a small toy T-Rex and I thought it was a nail, Grey jumped off my couch on a toy Pterodactyl and broke the toy and cried for 10 mins to which Noah was upset because his Dino was broke, all while making bone 🍖 broth to help them get over there allergies/cold and for me and my hurt shoulder! I fought my way through the grocery store 3 kids and the car 🚗 buggy from hell…one kid on top of the car, one inside it and one hanging off the side of the cart….I mean…I’m barely making it and I was just in the produce section….(that’s the first section 😳 ) an older woman in a wheelchair with half her leg amputated looked at me and smiled and I smiled back and said Hello. She laughed and said I remember those days….I laughed and said yes mammmmmm I’m exhausted! I’m trying to get IN & OUT!
Here this woman sits in a wheelchair grocery shopping by herself and she looks at me like honey I FEEL ya! We had a bond for a minute. I feel like moms do that. We bond….we know how hard it is but also how amazing it is! We love to pass comfort on to others (& sometimes judgement which you need to stop yourself if you do) and to let them know it’s okay…..that kids are KIDS! Stop trying to always get them to be adults & to be quiet and not as messy and whatever else. Let them be kids! (Of course with some discipline) we don’t want COMPLETE cave men!
I mean… I feel like a General some days. Ready for battle. Lining my troops up. Often counting my soldiers, tending to their wounds, and trying to keep them in line.
I got from the woman the….I know how exhausted you are but also the look of …..Oh How I miss it! You know what I’m talking about?! You often hear people say it but they MISS the absolute chaos! They miss the toys, footprints, cupcake mess, & even the Why is this sticky? Question!
They MISS it! Why?! The ❤️ LOVE of kids is amazing!! The LAUGHTER & the LOOK of wonder! They are amazing creatures from God. They are our little best friends who we laugh, cry and get angry with! These amazing little souls will suck it all of you and when you THINK there is nothing left you realize you have even more and that you can give and give and give and never stop giving to these babies. GIVE & GIVE & GIVE……and ENJOY & ENJOY & ENJOY! The days are long but the years are short as they say….seriously they are! My oldest is 8 1/2! He has around 10 years left at home before he goes to college! That’s NOTHING…10 years…I will blink and they will be over! Russell and I have been together for 16 years… those FLEW by!! I mean….it’s true! Life goes so quickly….Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before we know it….then the spring and another summer and then back to the new school year….and this rotation goes on and on until my babies are no longer babies and they are off being adults living THEIR life. So for now I cherish these moments because they are special and they are passing so quickly that I’m scared I won’t catch it all and I can’t soak it all in….I try to relish every moment and laugh and not worry or stress! That scratch on my wood floor came from one of the kids birthday parties, I’m not washing that pillow because I secretly LOVE the little chocolate hand print on my monogrammed pillow…..those marks, that mess, those loud shrills means my children are ALIVE & WELL & we are having an AMAZING adventure muddy clothes, boo boo tears and all!
Some weeks are crazier and more hectic. Some are more chill and you can handle everything that comes your way. The best way to handle each week is to relax, breathe through it, and try your best to savor these things….even the rock stuck in your child’s ear moment. I highly recommend restorative yoga and meditation because these things help you get through those rough weeks! I’m at peace even when everything gets crazy. My reactions are what matter the most to everything that is happening around me and I can remain calm and have a good reaction when I have mediated and done my yoga.
So CHILL Momma! Sit back with your hot cocoa or glass of wine and watch them run WILD. Watch them laugh with their heads tilted back, watch them run, jump and GROW….WATCH & SAVOR each and every moment as much as you can! Hell…you know what….I challenge you to grab your boots and get muddy with them and maybe laugh so hard that your head is tilted back in a fit of giggles!