In The Life of Mommy of Two
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Mommin’ is hard ya’ll!
I’m not even exaggerating. I can’t imagine what it’s like having more than 2 kids and I don’t really want to find out. I thought 1 was ok, but then he grew out of “ok” into “I need help for everything all the time and if you don’t know what I’m saying I’m going to freak out”. Which, wouldn’t be so bad if I didn’t have a 3-month-old screaming for attention as well.
So, what’s it like to be a mommy of 2?
Some days are better than others, but some have me questioning my sanity and whether or not I’ll be able to do it for 2 straight days. But then I relax and I feel like I’m being dramatic. Then the next day starts and I can tell it’ll be one of those hard days and the questioning begins all over again! It feels like a never-ending cycle.
The weirdest part of it all is that I don’t think I would give it up for anything. Not even a million dollars!
Yes, sometimes I feel like the world is crumbling around me but at the end of every day, I am relieved that we all survived and most importantly, we learned from whatever happened during the day.
My day might begin with everything being clean and in its place, but as the day progresses, I clean up and pick up after my 2-year-old and somehow end up with everything everywhere at the end of the day. Sometimes I do a quick toy sweep before heading upstairs for bedtime but for the most part, I don’t want to say I give up, but I kind of do give up because I know it’s going to get messed up again in the morning. I don’t mind except when the toys are right on the common walkway and I have to kick my way through. Mr. Terrible Twos isn’t much help either when asked to put away the ones he’s not playing with because he’ll only do it if I help him. Like, “did I help you spread them? NO. But I guess I am your mom and I should help and use this as a teaching moment”.
The things we do for love.
I would like to tell you that once you get the hang of it and learn your child’s cues everything is easier. However, it doesn’t quite work that way. As soon as you think you’ve got your kid figured out, everything changes. Kids are cute little sponges observing and taking in the world around them so they always learn new ways to do or say things. Emotions change as they grow and sometimes it’s hard for them to control them and that when we swoop in to save the day.
That is my favorite part of being a mommy.
Knowing that I have the power to comfort and give these little people my love and attention makes up for all the meltdowns (from both parties, haha) and the exhaustion that sets in at the end of every day.
Being a mommy to one is great, but being a mommy of two is the best thing I’ve ever done!
Looking forward to having a second little one? Have more than 2? How’s your life as a parent of multiple little humans? Comment below!