Let’s Be Real

Today has just been one of those days. You know what I am talking about but just in case you don’t by the end of this post you will know what I mean.

It was four in the morning before I could finally calm my restless body down enough to sleep. I woke up to screaming because somehow I miraculously managed to sleep through Joshua’s moans and groans when he first woke up, and to top it off because I slept through his moans and groans he overfilled his diapers and wet the bed.

If you know me, you know that I am definitely not a morning person so with all of this going wrong today I felt as though I was failing. I know that I am not the best housewife, and that is okay. But I try to be the best mom I can be and always end up coming up a little to short. It seems as though when I think I will be one step ahead, I am always three or four steps behind.

That’s the thing about this age though, when you end up being behind all they want is to be held and loved. The moment I picked my son up out of his crib this morning he immediately went from having crocodile tears rolling down his face to having the biggest grin on his face because I was his hero.

He is growing so fast and I really don’t want this stage to end. All he knows is ‘Mommy is my hero!’ As I nursed him before his nap I completely lost it. I don’t know how my mom did it. She watched me grow up and even when I thought she was the villain, she was always my hero.

They say that child birth is one of the hardest things a woman can do, but in all honesty the hardest part for me is watching my son grow up.

It is so hard realizing that I only have so long before he will be in his awkward teenage years wanting mom to stay out of his business.

My advice to you is take advantage of every second you have with your child, even if you are frustrated and tired. Make it a priority to cherish every second you have with your children, loving them with no regrets, because if you don’t you will be in my shoes, having random break downs because you wish that you could go back and relive all those times that you wanted nothing to do with them.

Today may have started of as one of those days, but make the rest of the day a day that you will always remember. Be your child’s hero!