I am often told, “Oh you make having 7 kids look so easy!” or “I don’t know how you have time to do everything you do.” I always think in my head it’s not that hard.
So I kinda forgot how hard it use to be!!! My big kids are all at a cousin’s sleepover at my mom’s house. Every year she invites all the grandkids that can swim over and they play games, swim, and eat yummy food. They all love it and look forward to it every year. That leaves me at home with a 4 year old, 2 year old. and a 10 month old!! HELLO, I forgot how hard that was!
Just giving them all a bath and getting dinner on the table is a monumental feat. Luckily for me my husband arrived home shortly after me. I completely forgot how hard it was to cook in the kitchen while trying to entertain 3 young kids. Let alone clean up the house and set the table!
I got up at 5:30 this so I could take a shower and get ready because I knew I would never get a shower if they all woke up (or at least not until nap time). I forgot all about those days or better yet blocked them out completely! Don’t even get me started on cleaning. For years now my kids have been doing house hold chores which leaves me free to do other things in the morning. It’s amazing to me how much you forget. I wonder now how I accomplished everything I use to but all I can say is I was a lot younger and had more energy:)
To all the moms with little kids right now I must say………..
- I remember LIFE IS HARD.
- It does get better I PROMISE!
- Enjoy your kids! No one ever says I wish I had spent more time cleaning.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
- Don’t feel guilty about having time away from your kids! (When my kids were little I had a monthly moms night out with friends and it was my saving grace. It was so good to be with other people that were going through the same thing as me.)
Now I am off to clean my house and make breakfast and hopefully get out of the house by 10 am with three little kids. Luckily for me it is just one day and my big kids and extra hands will be home soon. Just remember I promise life really does get easier!!