I bet you thought I was going to say superman, huh?
I believe women were born to multi-task … some are better at it than others. I would like to think that I’m okay at it because God saw fit to make me the mommy of not one, not two, but three little girls (so far). Each of my daughters have very different personalities, which can make for some very interesting moments.
Olivia turned one and she is such a sweet baby but she has a bit of a temper. The other day she was wanting a cookie, I told her no. She did not like my answer, so what did she do? She got up on both of her knees, threw her head forward and headbutted the floor. She ended up with a good size bruise, Then she did it again! She has been teething nonstop for the past 3 months. Seven teeth later, and she is finally getting happier. I’m hoping this temper is just a phase, and it will soon pass. Fingers crossed.
Talia is two and a half, and she is a little ball of energy. She is always on the go and loves to climb on everything! I like to call her happy feet, because she stays so busy. When she finally settles down, she always wants her back to be rubbed. The other night I spent an hour and a half rubbing her back and she still wouldn’t fall asleep. Little weasel. We are also potty training and, well… that’s a process.
Stella is four, going on fourteen. She doesn’t hesitate to tell me I’m doing something wrong. I mean, she does have more life experience, doesn’t she? I was helping her build something once, and she said, “ No mom, that’s not how we do that”, or “You’re not doing it right”. Oh, well excuse me! She is a very chatty little girl. Her mouth is like a business-it runs from the time the light turn on all the way to closing time. She can be helpful (when she wants to be), and loves to be in charge!
Most days, I feel like we have it all together: we are on schedule and the chores are getting done. The girls are sharing, and obeying. Plus, they are clean, fed and happy! I count those as successful days. At the end of the day I feel like Supermom. Then, BOOM, I go from superhero to superZERO overnight. The sink is full of dishes, the baby wants to be held, laundry needs folding, all while I’m trying to make lunch and break up an argument. Everything that could possibly goes wrong, does. It never fails.
I also have those moments when all three of the girls cry at the same time. I call it synchronized crying. Personally, I think they do it on purpose; they have it all planned out. They plan a pow wow in the middle of the night and schedule when to ruffle mom’s feathers.
I remember asking Stella one time, “Why are you crying?” Her response: “I don’t even know!”
My mom used to say “Be careful, one day you will have a kid that acts just like you or even worse.“ Well mom, you were right! Yes, i did just say my mom was right.
We all have ‘interesting’ days at home with our children, but make the most of the good times. If they are having a good time, join in and don’t sweat the small stuff.
The moments I feel most heroic are not the ones where everything gets done on my list (that is a bonus, though). It’s when i see my little girls happy and healthy!
It helps when Stella gives me a little bit of encouragement: “Your the best Mom ever!”
So, are you sweating the small stuff?