Isn't it so funny how the exact little people who drive you to the brink of your breaking point are the ones who make you feel like your heart could just burst into a million pieces from your love for them?!!! These days I am exhausted by the time the girls bedtime finally rolls around, which I am sure is a direct result of teaching preschool all morning and then taking care of toddlers all afternoon, but within seconds of them actually falling asleep, I always can't wait to get up and do it all over again. For them. Motherhood can do a really good job at making you feel like a legit crazy person.
I took some pictures of the girls in their Easter pajamas the other morning, there are few things that Waverly Maye loves more than comfy jams that match her sister, and she had been waiting forever to finally put these on (I got them last year on sale after Easter and sized up, here is a similar pair currently on sale!). Afterwards Waverly was having an epic meltdown over the fact that I wouldn't let her change out of them and go outside in a sleeveless dress & flip flops (it was 50 degrees). It was one of those really horrible tantrums, so both my husband and I walked away and let her do her thing, we have definitely found that she does best that way. ;) I was down the hall when I heard Avalon walk into her room and say "hug", and then all of a sudden it got quiet. I walked to her room (with my big girl camera still on my shoulder!) to find them hugging, Waverly's head on Avalon's shoulders, clearly being consoled by her one-year old little sister. And it was one of those moments that I will never, ever forget.
Sometimes I think about the fact that we are raising people. I mean, I obviously know that all the time, but when you really think about the fact that we are the ones responsible for their childhood and are the biggest foundation that is shaping the adults they will one day become ... That's just CRAZY. And a little bit scary. Some days I question if I know what the hell I am doing. But it's moments like this that remind me, I am doing something oh so right.
And so are you. Hugs to all my mama friends, we are in this together! XO