Yes, we cosleep. Yes, we still nurse 2.5 years later. Yes, we have good days. Yes, we have bad days. Yes, she throws fits sometimes. Yes, I throw fits sometimes. Yes, she is a picky eater.
Do you know what I hear with all of that?!
She’s happy, nourished, emotional, playful, comforted, loved, intelligent and so much more.
The days are long and the years are short. Forgive yourself and embrace all the amazing things you do for your kids every damn day, even if it’s just making snacks all day and throwing most of them away. I love every bit of being a mom and even some days I dream of the days before kids, I’m human. It never means I love them any less, I just sometimes miss my old identity, just me. The snacks get tedious, the coloring on the walls is frustrating, the never peeing alone is obnoxious, no space of my own is ugly and beautiful. I am her safe space, her best friend, her everything. She doesn’t want to miss out on any life without me and honestly I would never want to miss out on hers. She’s perfect in every way. Give her all the attention that you possibly can because you don’t want to wake up and she’s not little anymore.
We as moms are so hard on ourselves sometimes and I just want to tell you that you’re doing an awesome job! Give yourself grace.