I’ve discovered something new in the last 48 hours. It seems rather “duh,” but it makes a big difference in my daily life. So here it is. A “successful” day no longer means the same to me now that I am a mother of two. I have this on-going to-do list and I was panicking because things weren’t getting crossed off it very rapidly. Prior to having Espen, the more things crossed off in a day the more productive/successful my day was. Now, the success of my day is measured in laughable moments, filled bellies, piles of dishes, nursing, tiny hugs, mountains of laundry, clean diapers, fewer melt-downs, disgusting diapers, big brother snuggles, nursing again…things that can’t be crossed off a list, but nurture the hearts and souls of two little boys. I’m coming to grips with my days of full-time mothering. It’s not always easy, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything…maybe…most days…
Being a stay-at-home mom has great job security!!
(Did I mention Elias has a thing for his brother??)
Amen! That last pic of Elias smiling looks like he totally agrees with you and knew it all along!
Oh Ingrid I remember the days! My oldest two were 13 months apart and for the first couple of years I thought I would go crazy! I really did just have to learn to go with the flow and what a blurr those years were. But as they got older it got easier and they were such great playmates, oh the memories. It took me 9 years to decide I wanted one more and that was a whole different experience, there were 4 of us to tend to the baby then. I have 3 daughters and they are all close, I’m so thankful. They in turn have given me 5 grandkids so far and what an adventure that has been! I’m a kid all over again! I can see your boys are happy and healthy, you’re doing a great job! Just remember to carve out a little time for yourself once in a while.
haha! Yogurt beard, that is so cute!