I know I say it all the time, but my kids just keep getting more fun. Each stage of life gets better. I know we will have good times and bad times. Some days Hayden wakes up grouchy and other days Layla is super duper sassy, but all in all life is fun.
I remember bringing Hayden home from the hospital wondering how I'd ever manage with two kids. Hayden was a complete mess for the first six months of his life. He was the grouchiest kid and I was constantly wondering what we had gotten ourselves into. I just kept saying to myself, "This too shall pass." And it did.
Now we are all potty trained. We can get through the days without naps and we can even stay up later now and then. We are at a fun stage. We can go out to eat and not have temper fits. We go to the grocery store without melt downs.
The big thing for me that is so awesome is seeing my kids play together. They love each other and play really well together. Sometimes they fight and argue and I have to play referee, but all in all they are buddies. Since school is out for summer both kids are home and they are forced to play together. I'm loving it because I get time to myself here and there.
I am not saying my life is perfect because it is far from that. I'm just documenting the 'right now' for us. I'm hoping that people reading this may have hope. When you are in the here and now (for me the newborn stage) you forget things can get easier. Heck, I may read this post in the future and remember that my babes used to get along. The teenage years are approaching and I've heard that might be a wild and crazy ride.
I just want to remember my kids in this phase of life. I don't want to take a second for granted. Even though Hayden was a high maintenance baby I loved every moment. I cringe each time Layla talks back lately, but I remember back in my mind how fast they grow and how quickly this phase will transform into new phase.
All that being said. I'm good with time slowly creeping by. I want to enjoy every moment good and bad. My hope is that my kids will have tons of fun together this summer and have a brother/sister friendship that will last forever.
love this post Ang!
it's these moments that i love!
it's good to be at this stage and these types of 'moments' are happening more and more :o)
happy friday friend!
What a sweet post...and such sweet kiddos too! Henry has been at my mom's house for two days, and yesterday Grant was playing with some trains and he said "It's no fun without Henry here." As much as they fight, the really do love each other:)
I love this!! You're such a great mama :)
Well said! Paisley was very high maintenance as a baby and pretty much still is! We can't go out to dinner and going to the store makes me break out in a sweat! Ha! I wouldn't trade it for the world but it's HARD work!
I love this post. I so love reading your blog because it does show me that the toddler years will end. Both the good and bad things about it! I know that someday I might miss this stage so thanks for reminding me that there are good things ahead :)
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