What is Motherhood?
This weekend I was reminded what motherhood is.
Savannah has been in this funk where she cries... And cries for the weirdest reasons. She cries when she falls [nothing dramatic], can't get on the couch, I walk in a different direction than what she wants and much more. But then she just looks at you with her beautiful little eyes, laughs and decides she want to give you a kiss and hug.
Jack's in that stage when everything he says is funny. I wanted to start a notebook of quotes he says but I can't even keep up! Some of you may not know this, but Jack had delayed speech or what I like to refer to as mushing all of his words into one and expecting you to understand him. However, the past month he has grown so much with his speech and now you can’t get the kid to stop talking. He drives me crazy most of the day with his high energy and chasing Savannah around with his ninja sword. But he really is the sweetest little boy. After you yell at him he will scream back “MAMA!! I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH.” [Instantly not mad anymore]
Motherhood is frustrating, exhausting, constantly worrying, and full of emotions. However, the moment you rush to put those tiny little creatures to bed to relax, you sit on your phone and look at pictures of those same creatures that drove you nuts all day. All you want to do in that moment is to go back upstairs and watch them sleep or wish they were not sleeping anymore. [Seriously it's the craziest thing!] My little babies may drive me to drink coffee all day trying to keep up with them but everything overrides those emotions when you see the innocence and joy in their faces. Motherhood is the best and most rewarding thing I have ever experienced.
This weekend we celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday with the Festler's and Sunday with the McGowan's.
We headed up to my brother/sister-in-law’s house on Saturday for some grilling and soaked up the nice weather. It’s about an hour drive and thank goodness chatty Jack decided to snooze the entire way up ;) Savannah and Jack had their first Dairy Queen cake [sugar high]. Savannah of course got moody towards the end so we threw some PJ's on her and loaded the car up.
Sunday I got woken up to some coffee in bed and time to myself while Steve played with the kids downstairs. My parents came and picked Jack up during nap so I even got a nap in while watching some good ole’ Fixer Upper! Once Savannah got up we picked up dinner on the way to my parents and hung out there the rest of the night. It was a great balance of "me time" and time relaxing and hanging out with the family.
I had a great Mother's Day weekend and I hope all of you other Mama's out there had a fabulous one as well!! [Thank you Jack and Savannah for making me a Mommy!]