Sunday, April 21, 2013

I'm not retiring my Super Mom Cape just yet, but it's nice to have to wear it less!

I did something completely crazy last weekend. I took all three kids to the park by myself. Yikes. I'm pretty sure I got about 100 more gray hairs from 2 hours of constant, "Where's Aiden?"..."Shoot. Is Izzy up in that slide?"...."Connor, where are you?" It's a good thing I dye my hair blonde anyway - gotta cover up all the evidence of any aging.
 If I'm being honest, it actually was pretty manageable  (minus the time when Aiden decided to run out into the street over and over and over again. That was about the point where I decided to pack up and leave).
 I love this park because I can bring their bikes/scooters for them to play on the sidewalk, or they can play on the playground equipment, or they can run around in the grass field. They are always so worn out by the end of the couple of hours!
 We ate a little snack at the park too and they did so well. They're really getting so big. WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN?!?
 They've also started posing for photos. I'll be taking an "action shot," and they'll stop, turn towards the camera, smile and pose. So funny.
After we got home, I thought I'd get the perfect photo of all the kids (considering how good at smiling and posing they've gotten). Instead I got these:
Now, seriously, these kissing ones are the most adorable photos I've ever seen in my whole life. I know they're mine and I'm obligated to think they're beautiful, but, seriously...I dare you to think these kids aren't cute.
After he gave Isabella a kiss, he crawled over her so he could give one to Aiden (without any prompting from me). He's nothing if not equitable.
And then I said to Aiden, "Will you give your sister a kiss?" This is what I got!
 And lest you think that it's easy getting photos of the kids where they're all sitting and looking at the's what life is really like with 1.5 year old twins and a 3.5 year old. They are such crackups!
I am madly in love with this stage of parenting. Anyone who says that parenting does not get easier clearly hasn't ever experienced the difference between taking care of three kids who are two-years-old and younger versus taking care of three kids who are (almost) four-years-old and younger. It gets easier every day. I only have to put my Super Mom cape once a day, instead of 12 now. Oh, and don't worry, I won't retire my cape. I know I'll need it again when they're teenagers and I'm sure a million times in between now and then - but I am just enjoying being a Mom and not a full-time "never-get-to-sit-down-and-rest-because-one-child-is-always-crying-and-two-are-getting-into-trouble-or-need-me-to-do-something" referee! This is FUN!


mandygraham311 said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You are a super mom indeed!! I'm so thrilled to hear you say it gets easier! :) You are my angel of hope!! :)

Kate Craig said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

The smiling and kissing is SO cute!!

tesha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I can imagine the park by yourself would be quite hard. When we go I am always sayings where is Joseph.... WHERE IS SHAYA? LOL .Oh I just love the kissing shots PRECIOUS:)

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