Sometimes I can’t believe where I am, sitting here a married woman of almost 6 years with two little girls, when most days I still feel like I’m 22. When I was younger, like I’m sure many teens probably do, I figured being a grown up was so dull. Work, cook, sleep repeat. Boringggggg. Now that I’m here I laugh that from the outside it probably does look rather mundane, and maybe most days it is, but somehow I love it all the same.
Yesterday, I got to meet Julie and Tanya for breakfast at Sun Up.
I could stop right there because breakfast out sans kids?! What is it, my birthday? It’s not, but I was able to enjoy a fancy-schmancy poached egg meal and chatting with my friends for what turned into over two hours. The irony is that we talked babies almost the whole time (I’m so excited for Julie and Ryan!!), but just being out and having an uninterrupted conversation started the day out on such a bright note.
Did I mention I even wore real clothes?
A fashion icon I will never be, but I’ve been wearing a little less yoga pants and more real clothes. Stitch Fix (affiliate link) has been hooking me up with some great pieces lately that are comfortable and easy to throw on which are two of my main objectives in life right now. Do I need to add that I’m wearing less yoga pants because I finally had to toss the maternity pair I have been wearing for 4 years because they finally split at the seam? No? Ok, never mind then.
I should probably mention that yesterday morning was possible because I finally found a wonderful nanny. Can you call them that if they are only watching your kids 3 hours a week? …perhaps just a sitter? Either way, I love her… and her handwriting.
And I love that she works on letters, shapes, matching and other fabulous things with Hailey while I’m out. File this under another mom-win, as learning trumps mom guilt, right?
Of course my favorite thing about being a mom is obviously the reasons I am a mom, my kids. It can be tough on the days when the three-year-old is tired and grumpy or the 9 month old wants nothing more than to continuously pull her sister’s hair, but some days the stars align and afternoons look like they’re straight out Pleasantville. Yesterday was such an afternoon, as Hailey decided cleaning was fun.
She willingly crawled around wiping up Koda’s paw prints (there are a lot of those), then continued to clean her toys and her kitchen. Such an occurrence needed to be documented.
And somehow my one-nap baby stayed content playing in the little kitchen, which freed me up to play in the big kitchen.
Making lentil soup for lunches and working on bread machine naan while the girls play around me now qualifies for a rocking afternoon.
But it’s a keeper.
Yes, life right now mainly consists of diaper changing, afternoons playing at home, cooking, cleaning, getting excited about having time to dry my hair and an early bedtime- a life I might have considered rather dull at one point, but now I know the truth, that it doesn’t get any sweeter than this. I couldn’t be more grateful to be exactly where I am.
What mundane details about your day to day routine do you secretly love?
Is life at the age you are at what you pictured it would be like?
Why or why not?