Drama is not a fact … it’s an interpretation. Unless you live with a threenager and a toddler – then it’s a daily reality … some would even say a lifestyle.
Cole peed on the potty seat … and then pooped in the hallway.
Emma spilled water in every room of the house before 8.30 a.m.. And then had a melt-down when I gave her an Olaf spoon versus an Anna and Elsa spoon with her cereal.
Cole got upset when I gave him milk from the light blue milk jug versus the dark blue milk jug.
Emma needed help wiping after she went poop and left some presents on the potty seat.
Cole ran into the granite counter-top with his head … twice.
Emma threw a fit because she wanted to watch “Angelina Ballerina” versus “My Little Pony” on Netflix.
Cole had a melt-down when I gave him the blue cup versus the green cup with his morning breakfast shake.
Emma asked me to snuggle with her on the couch.
Cole hugged and kissed me when I got him out of his crib this morning.
Emma told me she was proud of me for taking a shower.
Cole brought me a tissue when my nose was runny.
Emma got herself dressed and brought Cole a toy to play with.
And it’s only 8.55 a.m.
Parenting is by far the hardest job I have, but also the most fulfilling. My hair is likely turning gray, but my heart is full. I face a lot of unique challenges as a full-time work-from-home mom. But I am reminded of this great quote from C.C. Lewis – “Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work.”
One thought on “Daily Adventures With a Threenager and Toddler”
I think this is one of my favorite posts that you’ve done. Mothers of young children always need reminders of what’s important. Yes, it’s frustrating and exhausting. But it’s so worth it. So very worth it.