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Highs and Lows

25 Jan

Parenthood really has so many highs and lows, all in one day. The boys can be angels one minute, playing nicely together, listening to me, dancing to music, and then all of a sudden BAM! Something comes over them and Monkey is punching Bug in the face. Yes, that really happened today. Usually all it takes is me leaving the room to do some chores, go to the bathroom, make a meal, anything really, and the next thing I hear is Bug crying and pointing to some ouchie for me to kiss better. Or Monkey suddenly wants a toy his little bother is playing with and yelling that he’s not sharing. I could go on for days. But the flip side is today we had music on and we were all holding hands dancing around in a circle and I saw the pure joy in both their eyes. Joy that their mommy was dancing with them. That’s all it took, me participating. It’s so easy, yet sometimes takes so much effort to do. All I know is this, what these boys are going to remember when they grow up is me taking the time to just dance. I’m lucky I only work 30 hour weeks so I can be home to spend so much time with them. Being involved is what it’s about. It’s something I wanted growing up from my parents and knew when I had kids they would come before everything else.

I’m not a perfect mom. I over react sometimes, I wish for more “me” time some days, and I make mistakes. But when my kids wrap their little arms around my neck and tell me I’m the best mommy in the whole world and tell me they love me, I know I’m doing something right. All that matters is that they feel loved and protected.

Today we had a day with a nice high. I set up the train tracks in the kids room and I got to start cutting fabric for some projects! It’s always nice when they can occupy themselves during the day to let me get in some time to sew. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does, I enjoy it. Here’s what I managed to do today.

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The lighting is really bad, the sun had set and I think one of the lights over our kitchen table burned out. These are for 2 iPad covers and 2 iPhone covers. Getting stocked ready to sell!

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