Friday, May 11, 2012

being a mom. hardest and awesomest job ever.

miss kate.

it's been a rough week hasn't it?
sibling jealousy is rearing it's ugly head.
and you've crossed into 3 yr old glory.
which means every conversation is a negotiation 
[one more time...two more minutes...why??... why not???...]
and so it goes.

you're growing up.
eager to explore and climb and do everything yourself.
it seems you don't need me like you used to.
at least not physically.
you brush your own teeth, dress yourself, feed yourself and can run the dvd player better than your nana.

but then weeks like this week happen and i realize how much you still need me [at least emotionally].
you need me to look into your eyes and tell you all that is wonderful about you.
you need reassurance that i still love you despite how much time i spend caring for the baby.
you need me to get down on the floor and play with you.
you need me to teach you how to roll your r's.

sometimes i forget that you're only a child.
sometimes my patience wears thin and i don't say the right things.
thank you for forgiving me and for loving me.

i love you little girl.
you made me a mama and for that i'll always be grateful.

hope everyone has a great mother's day weekend full of sleep and yummy food.


1 comment:

Nana said...

We love reading your blog. You make us smile, even when you think your posts are negative. You are right in saying being a mom is the hardest and awesomest job ever. We compliment you on recognizing Kate's learning and her desire to be independent and your willingness to promote it. We love you so very much. You are an awesome mom and we are proud to have you as our daughter. LOVE mom an dad