It's life changing. It's beautiful. It's rewarding!
And It's one of the most difficult things you may ever go through, but the pay off? PRICELESS.
I am the momma of 2 little boys, Levin 2 1/2 & Brighton 10 months. It is my most rewarding role In life. I have learned so much & have grown up more than I ever thought I would in the last 3 years. Through pregnancy, bed rest, 2 C-Sections, the birth of my children, 2 colicky babies who weren't the biggest fans of sleeping at night ;) Wow, sigh! I have so much more patience than I ever thought possible. Finally! It didn't come easily, but it's finally here. And I am so thankful!
You know those Mother's you see out at the store..Alone.. With 4 or 5 kids..who sometimes may be misbehaving, screaming, yelling, having complete meltdowns, etc.? And there she is, as calm as ever? I have always aspired to be "That mom." Really.
I feel sad, as weird as this may sound, when I see parents grabbing their kids by the arms, yelling and just being plain rude to their child/children in public. On several occasions when I have been out shopping with my 2 boys, I have seen little ones getting spanked, slapped.. I just don't get it I guess? There are other ways to punish them, but please.. Don't hit your kids, not in public, not at all.
I know.... Meltdowns kind of suck.. Let's be honest with ourselves, but there is more than one way to handle these.
It can be SO hard to be patient and calm when one of your little ones is having a complete melt down in the middle of Old Navy screaming at the top of his lungs, kicking, screaming....ya know, THAT meltdown.. (Levee just recently had one of these) I have learned that If you talk to them in a very calm, soothing voice, at eye level, this REALLY helps calm them down. Yelling back gets me no where unfortunately! This, I have learned. I must say, I like the other way better anyways. It has helped me be more calm in other life situations.
I love being a mom, more than anything else. It's pretty awesome. I frequently remind my self, It won't be this difficult forever! There's a light at the end of the tunnel. I hope so anyways ;)
I just had some thoughts on my mind tonight, and this is what came out,
Hope you enjoy this 2 am post!
Good night everyone.