It's a Tuesday that feels like Monday! I know when you're a mom there's not really much differentiation between the week and the weekend... but you can't really disagree that having daddy around for three days in a row makes life so. much. better! And now that the long weekend is over it's back to routine as usual. I actually really enjoy days that are just "routine" days. It's nice to be at the park and to see the same familiar faces and to do days that are the same over and over again - I like it because it makes it feel like the summer is lasting longer. I remember when I was working last summer and I'll I wanted was to sit in the park on a blanket with June and to look at the clouds and chase her around. Today after a few days of trying toddler meltdowns, I was at the park with her and it occurred to me that I need to embrace that more. Meltdowns and all there really isn't anything I'd rather being doing at the moment then spending my days with these two as a mom. I know that thought isn't going to stop me from sometimes hiding in the bathroom, or eating wayyyy too many calories to compensate after everyone is in bed, but it helped today and it made me feel more grateful for all the fun we've been having together this summer.
But as an aside - tell me the toddler years aren't just a constant game of "let's test mommy." I ordered about 4 parenting books off of Amazon and they can't get here soon enough. So in the meantime if you have advice for a new mom going through all the tests of early childhood, I am all ears!! Until then I'm heading to the grocery store to stock up on Hagendaz and saying a little prayer or two for patience and endurance!!