Being a mom is hard work. When I first became a mom almost 10 years ago (EEK!… has it really been that long?) I had no idea what I was in for. I imagined playful days full of laughs, giggles, long walks, sharing, running, skipping, jumping and discovering. My kids would be perfect and everyone would know it!
Well, I got all of the above, believe it or not… along with a few other thing I wasn’t anticipating. Things like hair pulling, yelling, pinching, biting, food throwing, spitting, more yelling, tattling, toy throwing, crying, screaming, mischievous looks, eye rolling, door slamming (oh by the way, little B lost a fingernail yesterday because of said door slamming… poor little guy), more yelling, food wasting, foot stomping,… and the list goes on and on and on. And on…
If C isn’t hitting someone or pulling someone’s hair, he’s spitting on the floor or ON someone.
And he loves to pick on his little brother. After all, isn’t that what little brothers are for?
Luckily, B is a pretty tough little guy and we anticipate him being bigger than C pretty soon. He’s got fight in him for sure! If only he could get those chunky little legs of his to stabilize him and that big round noggin he’s got a little better. C’s got him beat as far as stabilization goes.
B’s lack of balance is often the cause of his demise when it comes to a scuffle with C. The strength is there. Plus, he’s got those little chompers in his mouth and trust me, he knows how to use them. I’ve been the recipient of his ‘love bites’ more than once. There has been blood. Sometimes LOTS of blood. OUCH!
Anyway, it’s one of those things that just seems like a daily occurrence and so, when I get a chance to take a snapshot of a moment of sharing… I’ve gotta seize the opportunity!
Moments like this make it all worth it. They may be few and far between but I’ll take it! Or maybe it happens more often than I realize. After all, they are hiding… ‘Don’t let Mom see us sharing!!’