Each year I get excited about my kids’ birthday parties. At least a month before their special day I start planning, dreaming and usually creating a Pinterest board. See, I grew up with themed birthdays each year. As a kid I thought that’s just what other families did. I’m not even kidding you, until I was 20, I didn’t know other kids had birthday parties, no theme.
Who wouldn’t want a princess party for their 3rd birthday? In fact, who wouldn’t want a princess party in general? That’s exactly what I thought when Rori told me she wanted a princess party. Can you believe she’s three? It seems like just yesterday I was baking cookies while simultaneously holding her in the baby carrier. We did everything together. She went to the gym with me, baked, folded laundry, did dishes. I miss those moments holding her close to me all day. Those baby carriers are an absolute life saver, and a wonderful way to bond with your little love.
It’s so annoying. Knowing what style of underwear you prefer but not knowing which brand works for you. If only brands could make their sizes and patterns all line up. It’s the ultimate guessing game and I want answers.
I’m done. Fed up. Enough is enough. There are too many pins, inspirational quotes and well-meaning blogs about what I should ADD to my life next year.
You know what?
That’s right, I said it.
Somehow I didn’t notice. Looking back, it was obvious. I just didn’t see it. Or maybe I couldn’t see it. She transformed in a single summer. From baby cheeks to French braids. Needing help to do everything, now saying “I can do it myself!” No more crib, no more long cuddles in the morning. She’d rather sing me a song or tell me everything we should do today.
You know that excited feeling when you’re in on a secret for someone else? Try 3 someones. My kids had no idea when they came home from school this Friday that an amazing tee pee would be waiting for them! I’ve been holding in my excitement all week. They guessed what was inside the box and had a few ideas, but none this cool!
You’ve probably run across this issue before. It took me the first 2 years of my son’s life to figure out, and now that I’m 9 years into motherhood, I feel like I’m getting it down to a rhythm.
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Potty training. A stage that can cause us moms to feel like superheroes, or to an extra glass of wine before bedtime. 🙄🍷
It used to be the most common thing. Caring for others was just what we did. My whole childhood is filled with memories of caring for people. I can remember spending all afternoon making jam with my mom only to give as gifts to our neighbors and teachers. If we met someone with a need, we did what we could to meet it. Just before Christmas, we would select Angel Tree presents for children whose parents were in jail. One year I asked Santa to get a porcelain doll for my friend. She had told me her family couldn’t afford to get her one and she loved playing with mine. Santa came through and brought her a porcelain doll for Christmas. I was so excited to give it to her the next day.