“Oh my gosh, I slept through my alarm. It’s 8:00 am and you have to be at school in 30 minutes…get up quick”.
I jumped out of bed, threw on the first clothes I saw, and pleaded with Landyn to NOT fight me in getting ready. Just MAYBE we could still manage to get to school on time.
Despite an obedient toddler (a little candy bribery never hurt anyone), she still managed to knock over a water bottle on our way out the door and spill the ENTIRE contents onto my carpet and herself.
Late we were.
This is how my day started. And as many moms know, days like this happen more often than not. Even if you jump out of bed at the first buzz of your alarm clock, there is something that is bound to set you back when kids are involved.
The first two years of Landyn’s life, I used to let these little set backs get to me. A morning temper tantrum was a sure’s bet way to ruin my ENTIRE day, for it set a presidence of what was to come. But the more I grew into myself as a mom and really embraced the ropes of parenting, the more I learned how to let it go. The more I brushed off spilled milk on my couches or sticky fingerprints on my walls, the better off we both were. With parenting comes curve balls, and once I accepted the unprecdibility that children bring, is when I really started to enjoy my role as her momma.
While this little face can be unpredictable at times, I’ve found that a steady routine, organization, and time spent are always on your side. Each family is different and what works for one may not work for the next, but once you find a flow of balance, your life as a parent is so much easier. That I can promise you.
We may have showed up to preschool drop off today a few minutes late, but we made it. It’s learning to brush off the little setbacks and find humor in the day to day that makes all the difference. Oh and the imaginary metal I put around my neck at the end of some days because darn it I rocked this mommy thing today... yeah that happens too. Mommas with multiples, how do you do it? Your truly my hero.
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