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Been taking G on some AZ adventures lately. This is Papago Park, filled w/ easy treks & massive buttes. It’s a perfect local spot to let the kiddo roam free, kick rocks, & pick pretty wildflowers for mom.
He’s gonna be a sweetheart, this one.
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I couldn’t even remember how many times I got on this trolley to get to the top hill for snow tubing. All I know was that I was having fun and enjoying life.
This photograph is out of focus, just like my mind at the moment. I cropped this photograph tightly because I have bags under my eyes bigger than oversized luggage. I haven’t washed my hair in a week and at my feet is an assortment of toys, clothing and what I’m assuming is dry weetbix one of the kids must have flicked across the room at breakfast time.
I haven’t had a full nights sleep in over a year. That’s such a bizarre thought. The last trimester of pregnancy I was up all night with restless legs, sore hips and a constantly full bladder. Daisy has never come close to sleeping through, she stills wakes at least twice a night, often more frequently and for hours on end. I am exhausted. I have spent countless hours rocking her or feeding her to sleep with tears running down my face in frustration begging her to please go to sleep because mummy can’t take it anymore.
But I persist with it knowing this too shall pass. Eventually she won’t need me to feed her anymore or rock her gently to sleep. One day soon I will wake up and she will be at school, and then university or travelling the world. She will likely have her own home and her own family one day and she may not be near me anymore and I will miss her so very much. Not long after that, the visits will likely become less frequent as I age and she is consumed by her own life and her own children.
And then, as I spend my days alone and comforted only by the weekly calls and monthly visits, I will long for these days right now. The days I got to hold her tightly, love on her throughout the day and the night, and when she needed me so desperately she couldn’t bear the thought of spending a night alone without my comfort ❤️ #thistooshallpass#gentleparenting