I had the bright idea that Kevin and I go out to dinner with the kids earlier this week. While we were at the restaurant, Kevin and I were trying to figure out if we had taken out both kids to an actual sit down restaurant by ourselves. From what we can remember, we hadn’t. And we were reminded why…..HA!
It was somewhat stressful trying to eat our meals with a super busy toddler (who by all accounts isn’t all that bad at restaurants) and a baby who wanted to get out lots of energy by jumping up and down on my lap. At one point, I looked at Kevin and told him I regretted not bring the Exercauser with us!
Overall, it wasn’t horrible and we had to laugh at how crazy we must have looked to the folks around us. In fact, the lady across the aisle was very obviously expecting and I wanted to remind her to savor those last uninterrupted meals with her husband before her WORLD would be turned upside down! But, I kept my mouth shut because I didn’t want to be obnoxious.
As most parents of young children know, there are just those moments/days/weeks when you just have to laugh because if you don’t, you’ll cry. Being a parent is 1 million times harder than I ever imagined, and I’m only at the beginning of this wild ride! It’s wild, but wonderful (and I wouldn’t trade it for anything).
I am reminded of that in moments like this…
In those moments when I feel like I’m at the end of my rope, I need to remind myself that we’re gonna miss this.
There will be days when the house is much quieter and a whole lot cleaner, and I know I’m gonna miss these days.