Life with two under three is not in anyway shape or form glamorous or prestigious, but it is so full of laughter and fun.
I sometimes find myself staring at my situation, and I can do nothing but laugh...if I didn't laugh...I might cry. There are some days, if you were a fly on our wall, you would find all three of us (myself, Weston and Aubrey) crying or throwing a fit. Sometimes we just all have a meltdown moment and there is nothing we can do but let out the emotions.
I've learned that mommyhood is all about finding ways to make it work and learning to adapt and make it through each situation that is thrown my way...and boy have I been thrown some doozies!
I am finding myself doing things I said I would never do because, quiet frankly, I just have to do what I have to do to keep my sanity.
Sometimes...I bribe my 3 year old with suckers, candy or cookies just to get a moment of silence. I can't tell you how many times I have given Bre a sucker and asked her to quietly go to her playroom to enjoy her treat. I then enjoy 5 minutes of peace and quiet. Or perhaps I just cherish those minutes to use the restroom by myself.
Sometimes...I hear Weston in the dog bowl, splashing and having a grand ole' time, covering himself in horrible germs and nastiness and you know what I do...I sigh and let him continue because I can at least finish getting dinner on the table. I know the mess that awaits me will cost me more time, but for the immediate moment...he is occupied.
Sometimes...I let Aubrey pick out a costume in the store and wear it the entire time we are shopping. We walk through Target as Sophia or Rapunzel because honestly it is easier and more fun. Then we return the costume to the rack and go about our merry way.
Sometimes...I smell a poopy on Weston and purposefully chose to ignore it, because daddy will be home in 20 minutes and he needs to spend some quality time with his son. I'm always thinking of others first.
Sometimes...I give Aubrey my phone at 6:30 in the morning and tell her to watch something on Netflix because I just can't bring myself to open my eyes and get out of bed before 7:00 AM.
Sometimes...we eat chicken nuggets four days in a row and call it healthy because the bag says "all natural" even though we know better.
Sometimes...I see Weston dangerously playing on the dishwasher door, but I choose to let him have a ball because I have to make a phone call or return an email. Hey...that fork isn't dangerous...it's a learning toy!
Sometimes...I will tell Aubrey to forget washing her hands in the public restroom because it takes her forever and instead just give her a squirt of Purell. It is just as good, right?
Sometimes...when at the doctor's office, we utilize every instrument available to entertain ourselves and stay happy. Even if it means "borrowing" some of the doctor's gloves or tools. I just think of it as preparing Aubrey for a job in the medical field. Paging Dr. Moots.
Sometimes...I look at my babies and I could just cry. I love doing everyday life with them, even if it is stinky, messy and loud. I wouldn't have it any other way!!