Five years have gone by in a blur of stinky cloth diapers, spills, the cute baby clothes have turned into stained unmentionables (on both ends). There were so many mistakes made, and so much crying, sobbing, screaming, wiping, (and wiping, and wiping), splats, falls, bruises, cuts, more crying, learning, hugging, laughing, sobs of joy, now, growing, and rejoicing. Rejoicing that we aren't perfect, far from it, but we are a family full of messes and love.
You know twin A? The one who wouldn't stop spinning in the womb? He’s five now, and he still hasn't stopped. But he’s really awesome at back flips on the trampoline (go figure). Twin B? He has size FOUR feet now…twice the size they should be at this age. Glad that foot isn’t in my rib cage anymore. My older son…he’s still a precious gem. He’s tough like a diamond because his little life squeezed him out of his original “shape” a little bit, but now he’s even more beautiful than before. Those cute baby boy onesies? I pull them out of the box in the closet from time to time, just to laugh at the stains, and give them a snuggle.
Parenting is hard. So flippin’ hard some days it makes me sob. So flippin’ hard, that some days all I can do is laugh my guts out. Either way, parenting has a way of making me feel alive. So alive.
This morning I fully expected my neighbor to call the police. I was cooking french toast (yes, really...I know...awesome Mom). I had the windows in the kitchen and bedrooms open to let fresh air in. It was 6:54 AM. The neighbour was taking his garbage out, and looked up at our house, shocked, [...]
Ok, so other than Twin A sticking his finger in a fan, and scraping the whole side of his torso on the concrete at the water-park, and the dog barfing up the missing part of a chewed-up baseball cap, our third day of summer holidays went swimmingly. In fact, I just can't believe how [...]
My oldest son turned 8 today. So, we decided about a week ago to pack up the van and head down to Washington from Canada to celebrate with the professional 4th of July party-goers. As I write this, I am sitting in our hotel, totally exhausted from the day of travel, and reflecting [...]
Yesterday we went shopping for back-to-school supplies. Thanks to the organization of our local office supply store, the shopping was super easy. We all went together, husband included. While the kids were checking out the video game/Ipad display in the store, my husband and I split up and hit the lists. [...]
Today is Monday. Labour Day. The kids go back to school tomorrow (which is good, because lately I have been feeling a little bit like "Miss Hannigan" from Annie).I wish we had gone to the beach today, because I can feel cooler days creeping in. I can also smell Fall coming. The [...]
I am so excited tonight. I am also exhausted. Lately I am finding that weekends are busier than weekdays. I was sitting at the hockey arena the other morning, and a Mama walked by with her tiny baby strapped to her chest. As we admired how cute she looked, and how [...]
Wowza! Where have I been? I have to apologize for being on a bit hiatus from this blog. I have been bumping down the rolling, rollicking rapids of our crazy life. Bouncing off doctor's appointments, play dates, hockey practices, dog walks, work, boot camp (more on THAT soon - look for title: [...]
I will have to make this a fast post today, because I am on a ferry, with my three boys right now, so my quiet writing time will run out fast. For now, we've got the e-readers, coloring books and Nintendo DS games keeping the wild-things at bay, so, for a few moments, we [...]