This is as good as it’s gonna get.
Boogers, whining, uneaten dinners, tantrums, wiping butts, early mornings. The constant rushing to and fro, the grocery shopping, the piles of laundry, the never-ending to-do list, the house that never seems to be clean, the meal planning and preparing 3+ times a day. Carrying children, unloading groceries, picking up toys, buckling car seats. Day in and day out.
It’s not glamorous. It’s not pretty. It’s definitely not easy. But it’s not going to get any better.
I often find myself thinking “One day things will be easier” or “I can’t wait until ____.” But right NOW, this really IS as good as it gets.
Sometimes I need to remind myself that the present is wonderful, to appreciate today and the life that I have right now. And when I really think about it, I can’t imagine life being any better. Because this stage of motherhood is special and amazing (as I’m sure each stage will be). Life may be crazy busy, but it is full. Full of love, laughter, cuddles, happiness.
This Mother’s Day, I am feeling blessed. Because this is as good as it gets. Wiping butts and all.
Happy Mother’s Day!
(Yeah, so about 368 out of the 375 photos I took today looked like this one above. My banner seems particularly appropriate for these not-so-happy photos.)