Yesterday was one of those
crazy normal days—you know, the ones where the kids argue all day and the toddler is whiny and you’re trying to get 13 loads of laundry done that you’re behind on because you realized that morning that your husband and kids were out of clean clothes, and on top of that all you really want to do is holiday baking:-), plus figure in feeding the baby, homeschool, and all that goes along with it—well it was one of those days around here.
I reminded myself throughout the day to relax, calm down and just slow down. I have to say, I didn’t do as well as I’d have liked to. I didn’t completely lose it, but I could have and should have done much better.
Last night before I went to bed I was doing my usual and looking in on the kids who were all asleep. When I looked in on Hanna what I saw touched me so much. She was sleeping with Hunnee Bunnee.
Hanna got Hunnee Bunnee right before Joe was born. She attended school with Hanna and the two of them were inseparable. Hunnee Bunnee is a Build-A-Bear with my voice inside of her—we’ve had to replace the voice recording more than once over the years:-). Hanna stopped sleeping with her almost a year ago, and I can’t lie, it broke my heart. When I saw her sleeping with her last night, after the day it had been for me, I was so touched. She looked so young and so sweet and peaceful.
Next, I checked in on Joe and he was sleeping with his Ted. I know it won’t be long before Joe doesn’t need Ted either.
These things may seem so unimportant and silly to some, but to me it symbolizes one piece of childhood that is being replaced with a piece of growing up and it’s not easy.
I love these
crazy normal days so much. Everyone of them. These are some of the best times I will ever share with my children, and I thank my Heavenly Father with all my heart for blessing me with each one of them!