Remember the last time you…

Last night my daughter woke up around 2 in the morning. Now pregnant with my second I had zero energy to get her back down in her crib. I carried her into our bed and fell into an exhausted sleep. I woke up at 4 am in the morning with my pregnant belly hanging off the bed, my toddlers feet digging into my back and her water bottle under my head. Pregnancy rest? I think not….

It got me thinking of the old days:
1. When is the last time you remember getting to eat your entire dinner without someone asking for some? IMG_2087

2. When is the last time you remember getting to go to the bathroom without your toddler barging in?

3. When is the last time you remember going to the gym without having to worry about childcare or making dinner?

4. What about those days when you could just eat a bowl of cereal for dinner and call it a day?

5. Let’s talk laundry…do you remember the last time you had the luxury of doing only a load or two a week?

6.  Do you remember hopping on a plane with ONLY your cell phone and a great book to indulge in?

As I go down the list I think back fondly to those carefree, child free days, glad that I lived life to the fullest!

Now I know that life as a mom can be hectic, fun, overwhelming and of course full of love. One thing is for sure when my daughters arms hug me and her face nuzzles into me-

I know I would never wish for my old life back.   I am so grateful for my daughter and baby to be and relish the laughter and love that fills our home and my heart!  I am reading the book “Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids” and I think the author Dr. Laura Markham says it best:
“Parents have a long list of obligations, and what we really want is an hour to ourselves without anyone tugging on us.  But the truth is the rewarding bond with our kids is our payoff for all of the hard work.  The moments that make our hearts melt make all the very real 
sacrifices worth while.”

Yup.  This mom agrees!