Welcome back to Monday Mamalogues:
"linking up to share the beauty and breakdowns of Motherhood".
Motherhood lets you ease in to the idea nice and slow doesn't it?
Like dipping your toes in the ocean... you have nine+ months to get over the shock that you're about to be a 'Mama'.
Like stepping in past your knees... you get a fairly 'basic wants' sleeping infant.
Like wading in past your hips... you learn the cycles of a toddler.
Then, when you think you're just starting to figure out how to do the back-stroke... you suddenly get hit by an under-tow and find yourself far over your head... way out in the middle of the freakin' ocean.
This whole reality of being in 'over my head' comes in waves (pun intended).
The ebb and flow of control and chaos in our home.
Moments of an orderly home, with sweet smiling children... then become drowned out by the constellation of toys, crumbs, spills and screaming tantrums.
It's enough to make you queasy... 'sea-sick' even.
Lately I'm getting that overwhelming feeling... when I realise we're on the threshold of two active kids in one small space. That big boy is on the move now.
After 13 months of being submerged in baby fat... he is breaking free.
I can't let him out of my sight... because his sights are always. ALWAYS. targeted on what not to touch!
"No, Hud.. don't touch the port-a-potty"!
"NO, don't pull the cat's tails!!"
"No, not the power cord!"
He gets it.
That "no" means a boundary...
He'll usually heave his torso back to a compliant sitting posture.
Then grin mischievously... and launch after another 'no' hot spot.
This is all a repeat of our first round with the older sister.
But now, with two wanting/needing the attention... wowsers!
Obviously all you mamas with older kids are proof we will survive this stage... right?
How long can we make boxes fun for?
When are we allowed to duct tape them in as well?
mama Mel ;o)
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