Life with young children is hard.
I have yet to meet a parent who disagrees.
I’ve written many a blog post confirming this.
We all get it. Life with young kids is stressful. It’s headache inducing. It’s yelling and screaming and shoe-throwing-door-slamming-lion-roaring-fire-breathing-dragon-pain-in-the-buttom-can’t-go-any-longer-like this–must-have-sleep-sobbing-into-my-pillow-every-night hard.
I know I’m not supposed to say this.
I’ll get thrown into the lion pit for this.
Someone might even throw a shoe at me.
But I’m going to say it anyway.
Life with young kids is precious.
I know I’m not supposed to talk about how much I’ll miss this one day.
But the truth is,
True, I will not miss the pit-of-despair-how-will-I-ever-survive-this-little-people-are-taking-over-my-life moments.
But, I will miss this.
Right now, I am ‘in it’. I’m in this.
THIS MOMENT IS HARD.
But I won’t be in this moment forever. I have to remember that and think
Out of the Moment.
To the past…
When I saw the II pink lines and my heart leaped for joy.
When I held each squishy slippery baby and looked into her or his eyes and fell
Nursing, cuddling, connecting
To the good times gone by.
To what is yet to come,
Our ‘young children’ will one day be
They won’t want us to be with them every.single.second of the day.
They won’t want us
[Except for food. That will probably never change.
And money. If we have any left.]
They won’t need us
Like they do now for every.single.stinking.thing.
Our houses will be clean
We will be finally have time
It will be nice in many ways.
But, I will miss it also.
Right now; THIS IS HARD.
But, outside of this moment
This time will pass away, it will be gone.
We’ll have our battle wounds to remind us of this time
We’ll have memories
But this time now with our young children
Will not last forever
Out of THIS Moment.