There’s no doubt about it. Raising three kids is hard. Raising three kids under two is even harder. But anyone could do it.
A couple of weeks ago, a friend came and visited us and the kids. She hadn’t met Madelynn yet and wanted to see her too. She noticed how I was running around preparing dinner, holding Maddie, playing with the kids, fixing juice cups and everything else that goes along with being a mom. She kindly asked “Are you taking any type of anxiety medicine? Or depression medicine?” I thought that was hilarious. I started dying out laughing and I said “No, why?” She said she didn’t know how I did all of that and still managed to stay sane or happy. My job is hard but I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. I love every single part of it. Even the bad days because the days go by too quickly. I truly believe that this is what I was meant to do. Ever since I was a child myself, all I wanted to do was get married and have babies so I could be as good of a mom as mine was to me.
This is all Ive known. I didn’t have any help with the twins after they were born. I had my friend who I could call in emergency situations and the hubs was home at night but besides that I did it all on my own. I am so glad I did too because adding one more to the mix wasn’t that bad. Maddie is such a good baby too. She knew what she was born into. So the craziness, the business, everything that comes with being a mom of multiples or multiple children I am use to and honestly, I love it. Me and Matt were talking the other night how weird it would be to only have one child. Not saying having one child is bad but we would probably get bored because we were meant to have multiples (plus one). There’s never a dull moment in our household that is for sure.
You could do it too. Us moms are strong and we don’t give ourselves enough credit where credit is due. Because you adjust. You adjust, you schedule and you make time to figure out how it is all going to work out. When you play with the kids, when the right time to do the laundry is, when you do the dishes, when you start preparing dinner. You figure it out and you keep on keeping on.
Ive planned out my days and I know when to do it all at what time and it makes it so much easier. You have to when you have more than one child or you will literally never get anything done. I will admit, there are nights where if there are just a few dishes in the sink I will veg out in front of the TV and catch up on my shows. The dishes can wait until the morning because that time to yourself is important for sanity too.
I just thought that was so funny and I wanted to share it with y’all! Because we could all do it if we had to! Moms are strong, amazing, multitasking bad (insert a plural curse word here)!! Hope you are all having a great St Patrick’s Day!!