As I was doing the dishes at the end of the night last night I looked over my shoulder and saw my little girl, quietly playing with her dolls. She looked so grown up. Her brother was in the living room drinking his milk before bed. I imagined what the next 5 and 10 years of my life are going to be like. I am so excited to watch them grow, and see them develop into young adults. Then I reflected on the last 4 years. How motherhood has been treating me since my very first Mothers Day.
I have learned a lot my first 4 years of Motherhood and I now have a total respect for all women who are trying, raising or have raised kids. There are many different stages of the journey, some are rougher than others, and the most important thing to remember is how quickly things change. You can read more about my struggle with miscarriage and PPD HERE.
Right now we go out and its chaos, Kevin and I have a secret language through facial expressions lol usually its the “omg this shits bananas” or “sos I need you.” I nearly cried last night realizing that this chapter is almost over. As glad as that makes me I am also teary eyed because it wont be long before my kids wont need me anymore. This Mothers Day I started our tradition of making Mothers Day as fun as we can at home, celebrating the fun of being a mom. Koko and I had the best time last night making ice cream sundaes and we started our day off by making delicious pancakes for breakfast. I think the biggest lesson motherhood has taught me is to find joy in the simple things.
I keep myself sane by taking breaks for self care. A quick trip to the nail salon, gym or sneaking in a bath at the end of the night. I gratefully appreciate the quiet of shopping alone and getting a break from being on duty. It is so important. I love soaking in the tub with lux bath salts, and some tea. I know I am not the only one who needs a break. I am short fused and easily burnt out, so I do what I need to do in order to be my best self. I try to stay positive and find joy and peace in the simple things. I would love to hear some of the lessons motherhood has taught you. I hope you had a great day. Happy Mothers Day!