I’ve got to be honest. There are times when I fervently wish life came with a mute button. I almost feel guilty even saying that, because I am so grateful for Katie’s active little mind. She is so inquisitive, so talkative, so incredibly nurturing toward babies. In other words I adore her.
After answering the same question for the twentieth time I become the “BECAUSE I SAID SO” parent. I process things internally. Katie is quite the opposite, and I often feel outmatched by her needs for intellectual stimulation, conversation and company. Sometimes is just feels like a job. A job with no sick days and no paid vacation.
Keeping it Real
I say this because I don’t want my next statement to seem like some “pie in the sky” airbrushed version of motherhood. Everything written above is true, but with Babypotamus’ arrival getting closer something has shifted. Despite all the challenges, Katie and I are on a second honeymoon of sorts, all over again. This Round 2 is our last season together as two peas in a pod. It’s precious in a way I can’t describe.
When she yells, “I love you SOOOOOO MUCH!!!” I want to bottle it and keep it forever. It melts my heart when she squeals “I’m getting all fwesh and clean!” in the bathtub. I snuggle her more at night, knowing that soon Daddypotamus will get all the cuddles while I’m up for 2am nursing sessions. Yesterday morning we took her “twins” for a walk and played ball in the front yard. Nothing eventful happened, but for some reason I wished I could burn it into my memory forever.
What Say You, Experienced Moms?
For those of you who have multiple children I have a question. What did you do to make each season special? How did you relish time with your little ones before a baby’s arrival? How did you welcome the new baby and celebrate the beginning of a new season? Before you click away without leaving a comment remember this:
Good parenting doesn’t come from reading all the right books. Your experience is more valuable to us newbies than you probably realize, so please share!