Mother's Day Top 10 - 2016
In honor of Mother's Day, here are the top 10 things I've learned (so far) by having 2 kids under 2.
10. Coffee will be your best friend. Also, husbands who bring you coffee are 1,000 times hotter.
9. You will probably be late wherever you go. I would like to publicly apologize to our friends, family, and coworkers - It somehow takes infinitely longer to get 2 kids in the car.
8. Thanks to firstborns, second born babies can sleep through almost anything including (but not limited to) constant kisses, the-world-must-be-ending meltdowns, being vigorously rocked by "helpful" little hands, having toes tickled, being licked, and high pitched shrieking about anything and everything.
7. Siblings conspire together to time their bowel movements in a way that ensures you're changing one poopy diaper after another. If synchronized sibling pooping was an Olympic sport, our girls would take gold. (Yep, you still talk about poop all too often.)
6. Once you hold your second child, your first one seems to have grown to gigantic proportions overnight...and their diapers now seem like they would fit Goliath. Maybe it's time to potty train...
5. Your second child may never learn to crawl or walk because baby-wearing is just the best way to keep up with an active toddler.
4. That whole "sleep when the baby sleeps" thing goes out the window when kid #2 is carried through the door.
3. However, when the stars align and you somehow manage to get 2 babies to nap at the same time, you will feel like a rockstar. Like, do you want my autograph? Then you won't know whether you should sleep, shower, clean, or watch an episode of Gilmore Girls.
2. It is inevitable, as soon as you start nursing a baby, your toddler will inform you that she's thirsty/hungry/poopy/needs to be held, OR she will put herself in dangerous situations so you have to come to the rescue immediately. If - by some miracle - your toddler is content, your dog will definitely need to be let outside.
1. You will wonder if you have enough love to go around, but you will soon realize that love is not divided, it is multiplied.
Happy Mother's Day! Here's to hoping that next Mother's Day our adoption will be completed and we will have 3 kids under 3.