The little moments are what makes motherhood life’s greatest adventure. Every. single. day. may seem so damn repetitive. Waking up putting your greasy hair in a bun, changing diapers, making breakfast, cleaning up the mess, vacuuming crumbs, play time, lunch, nap, cleaning, playtime, bath time, bedtime, picking up toys, middle of the night wake-ups..its a never ending cycle of motherly duties. In the bigger picture these long, exhausting, roller coaster of emotion, repetitive days are the days we will be yearning for years down the road. We will wish we had a little hand to hold while walking into Target or little feet and legs to slip into the cart.
I know, you hear it all the time.
“They grow so fast” or “You’re going to miss these days”. I’m know you probably get sick of hearing it from random people, family members or reading it in blogs but, its SO true. Before kids the days and years seemed to have lasted forever. Now a year goes by with the blink of an eye.
An older lady at Sam’s club was admiring my boys telling me how adorable they were. She then said “They grow up and its incredibly fun with grandkids but theres nothing like having YOUR little one crawl up onto your lap and snuggle”. Hearing something like that truly makes you want to slow down. It made my Sam’s Club trip more enjoyable.
Life can get hard. Life can get exhausting. Life can get challenging. Life can get stressful. Life can get trying.
You pray for a full nights sleep when your baby wakes through the night at 9 months old. You pray for silence at 6pm while cooking dinner when everyone is tired and hungry. You pray for your toddler to behave when he’s learning to keep his hands to himself.
Just remember in these little stressful “I don’t think I can do this anymore” moments, it won’t last forever. Take a deep breath. Remember the good through the hard. Soak those babies in, snuggle those babies, play hard with those babies because you’ll never get this day back, tomorrow they’ll be a little bigger and a little older. And one day, you’ll remember that day at Sam’s Club wishing you could relive that day one more time.