Oh mamas! I’m right in the middle of raising a 2. And it’s been exhausting to say the least. Without his magnesium oil, Little M will sometimes wake up as early as 4am. Goodness, this makes for a long day of tantrums, messes, snack requests and bedtime stall tactics. I don’t remember the two year old stage being so challenging with Big C. With Little M, there have been some tough mommy days.
Can You Relate to My Tough Mommy Days?
I’ll be right in the middle of making breakfast, when Little M begins asking for his first snack. He hasn’t even finished breakfast yet and he wants a snack. He is constantly eating. (What am I going to do when he is a teenager?) Once he decides he is done with a meal, boom, his plate and all his leftovers are on the floor. Ugh! Before I’m finished cleaning up his food mess, I hear a cry from big sis, whose hair is being pulled by Little M. Or they are fighting over a toy before I can finish folding the laundry. And once I finally get him down for a nap, I find crayon all over the walls and hardwood floor. This stage is trying.
I Know I’m Blessed
When I am so exhausted, that I don’t think I can take much more, God reminds me how blessed I am. This is a season, though trying, it will pass. And when they say the days are long and the years are short, they (whoever they are) aren’t lying. This photo popped up on my Timehop App this morning.
The photo on the left reminds me of how far he has come. I GET to be a mommy. I GET to love, nurture, snuggle, teach and provide for this little guy. I GET to watch him grow, learn and discover. Thank you, God, for strengthening him, so I GET to be a mommy to this precious stinker.
How do you survive your tough mommy days?