Anyone else have to hide in the bathroom at night, pretending to poop, just to get your kids to fall asleep? No, just me? Good! I remember a time when my sweet littles, who are only 15 months apart, would hug me, tell me that I’m their favorite and then curl up in a ball and sleep all night. What happened to those nights? You know, the nights where you could lay them down and still have time to curl up next to your hubs and dog and watch your favorite show on Hulu. Not any-friggin-more! I swear they gang up on me, all the while the hubs and the dog lay peacefully in our bed – not helping out at all.
My son sucks me in with his hilarious jokes and sweet boy cuddles. Then, as soon as I sneak out, just as I’m about to join in on the warmth happening in my bed, the little girl cries out. “Mommy, I need you! I’m thirsty. I’m hungry. I have a bellyache. Will you rub my back?” And my personal favorite: “I just peed in my diaper.” OOOOH REALLY? Because if you can tell me that, don’t you think you can stop friggin’ wearing them?!? SIGH!
They’re lucky they’re cute because by the time they’ve wasted the last two point five hours of my day, I’m ready to strangle them!!! So, with all that being said, this is just a gentle reminder to all of my mom friends out there: YOU ARE NOT ALONE! As I leave the toilet and pray that neither of them notice, I will leave you with this- our lives could be boring. We could have no one yelling at us, pulling on our legs all day, saying our name 4,791 times a day and talking our ears off until we collapse at the end of the day. I will continue to count this, even the exhaustion, as a beautiful blessing!
Creeeeeek! Thinks to herself, “they didn’t hear the loud door because they’re finally asleep.”