Although I hardly get enough sleep I find a that times my reflexes and instincts have heightened after being a parent. During meals you can sometimes predict the mess before it happens, or knowing when it’s too quiet the kids are up to something.
it’s kinda funny. I call it momjitsu. Hahah.
I realized after being a parent that you constantly think of the kids. Well..at least I do. While they were out spending time with family while I was at home, I thought to myself now and then, I wonder what they are doing.
Although I had time to myself, I thought I’m so used to being around the kids, I missed having them around after a while. Sometimes I thought, I wonder if they think of me. Then I thought, they are too busy having fun.
As they got home from their fun-filled day, Olivia was super excited to give me a picture she colored of our family crest. She was so excited! And I was told she picked out every color and said, “she’s going to love it.” She held it proudly on the ride home to give me the family crest. It was so beautiful.
Carter gave me a huge hug and yelled , ” mammmmama” and they both made me feel so loved.
i thought to myself, it made my day that when I was thinking of them they were also thinking of me.
Having a sibling is a big thing. You pretty much stand up for each other despite the bickering now and then. Carter is at the age when I have to start issuing time-outs. I don’t like time-outs, but I know it’s the crappy part parents have to do now and then.
One day, Olivia was in a time-out and she was upset but while she was in time-out, Carter was trying to make her laugh. Trying to keep her company. It was cute. I was thinking he wanted her to feel better.
When he was in his first time-out, she kept saying he is too little to know what time-out’s are. I said, well, he needs to learn so he knows what it is. She said sorry to me and I was a bit confused. She wanted to help him cause he doesn’t know how to say sorry yet.
It reminded me of what it’s like to be a sibling. they kinda got each other’s back in some way without them realizing. I thought it was super cute.
Olivia asks me now and then, “Mommy, are you happy?” I usually say, “yes are you happy?” I don’t really know why she asks me now and then. Then last week she says randomly, “Mommy. relax!” We all just laughed. Then I was playing with the kids and Carter pats my back. It was like I was getting a baby massage. Hahaha.
Are my kids trying to tell me I need a spa day? Sounds like a good plan! hahaha!