Tuesday, March 12, 2013

When Mothering is Hard

Dear Moms of Littles,
When it's all getting a little bit hard,
when you don't think you can get up in the middle of the night one more time,
when the chattering of your two-year-old is driving you up the wall,
when you're 5, 6, or 7-year-old's need for independence is making your eyes roll back in your head,
Take a deep breath.
Remember: they are a whole, entire person.
Just trying to make it.
Just trying to figure things out.
Just trying to BE a whole, entire person.
Trying to figure out how to handle their own wants and emotions, without having to handle yours too.
And then realize, that someday they will text you something like this, as they're on their way to school:


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