Wednesday, December 30, 2015

5 Things Us Mamas Of Littles Want You To Know


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Five Things Us Mamas Of Littles Want You To Know




While we love all of our friends & family TONS, we can't always 
get out to everything in this (short) but incredibly busy season. 

We hope that you understand our declines are 
not indicative of our affection towards you.

We love you all. Very, very much :)


2) Everything that we do takes a WHOLE LOT longer than usual!

It used to take me a few minutes to zip in & out for a quick
milk pick up at the grocery store. 

Not so much anymore..

The grocery lists
are longer, and way more complicated than ever before.
They often include formula, baby food, wipes and
diapers now in the mix. 

On top of that, my littles often shop with me. When they do
just double the time for our shopping excursion. 
It often becomes THE excitement of the day.

On second thought, with diaper changes included, triple that time line!!!


3) We love & appreciate any adult interaction!

While singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" umpteen times is fun with our tot, 
it doesn't replace the adult conversation we often crave.

None of us would want to replace this precious season or want to seem
 like we are complaining...

However, if I seem a tad bit TOO eager to chat with you when I'm "out", then please,
please can you indulge me a few minutes? ;)

....even if babies & their constipation issues aren't that exciting!


4) If you don't have any littles, we'd  love an offer to come to our home!

Of course, we will retaliate when we can (fair is fair), but in this season
simply getting out the door can seem a mountain so large & daunting
that we'll often say "pass" instead of explaining the real reason....


And if you do kindly come visit us at our place, please don't mind the mess ;)



I have walked up to friends that I've known for years, and blanked....
super embarrassing. 

And twice over this past month I've 
blanked on which day of the week it is, and what we have planned.

I know where all the diapers & wipes in the house are (usually).
I know the last time my baby & tot took a nap.

But I can't always recall who you are, how old I'm turning in a few months, or
most of the theories I learned in university. Ooy.





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Chock it up to extreme sleep deprivation.
Or hormonal instability.



Don't worry though.
I'll be back to my normal self one day.

Well, a new normal.
& it might just take approx. 3-4 years to get there, lol..


In the meantime, please show me grace, grace & more grace.

And when it's your turn, I'll be sure to do the same for you!





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10 comments:

  1. Hmm. I think there needs to be a Things Moms of Teens want you to Know, lol.

    It's still exhausting, but now you're OLD on top of it all.
    They talk until your ears bleed.
    They still want to sit on your lap.
    It's really fun (and easy) to embarrass them.
    Watching them turn into grown ups is amazing and terrifying.

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    1. Hehe I agree ;)

      As a Mama of teens too (well only two so far...) I can relate to all the points you've mentioned :D Especially the "talking the ears off" bit....that happens a lot around here!

      Thanks for coming by the blog Shecki & hope you & your beautiful family have a Happy New Year's!!!

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    2. Lol oh this is the story of my life!! Sometimes it feels like no one gets it then i read this!!! :)

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  2. I still have baby brain! And baby weight, but that's another topic for another day. Takes me back to the day when my littles were truly little.

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  3. Grace is key!!! And the mommy brain may never go away. I am constantly walking into a room with no idea why I am there. Oh well. Those cute little ones are so worth it. Thank you for sharing on the Faith Filled Parenting LinkUp.

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  4. Oh this is wonderful! Grace is absolutely necessary... Grace from others and grace for ourselves! This new season of life with a toddler and a baby is teaching me I need to say "No" to more things and NOT feel bad about it! Cutting back is okay! Grace, grace, grace... work in progress here :)

    This post has been such an encouragement to me. The children have fried my brain today but you brought a smile to my face :) Stopping by from Mommy Moments.
    Amy @ http://www.livinglifetruth.com/

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  5. Great ideas! I particularly relate to the one wanting adult conversation although that's getting better as my kids get older.

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  6. Amen! I don't know if many people understand how hard it is to get out the door and run errands, and keep your sanity on some days! It's all worth it though. Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  7. I love this list. I can relate to everything as I am going through this season of life right now. :)

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