I forgot to say that I have three kids: my daughter is 7 and my twins will be 3 in one month.
The kisses & the chatter are pretty awesome right now, too! And my heart goes out to all the mama's mentioning the sleep deprivation; I know that is so difficult!!
Probably the most dramatically wonderful things about motherhood for me right now is the frequency of sheer joy, at "odd" times that could typically be frustrating, like when I'm in a hurry (trying to make an appointment) or when I can't accommodate a request made by a toddler, or when we have a potentially difficult transition (stop playing & get in the carseats, "under pressure" in a restaurant/in public with twin toddlers, etc.) I just feel so satisfied & joyful, like I am on a team and supported, like these kids are team players, and it is such an affirmation & confirmation! What could be stressful.....isn't. I love connection-oriented parenting!!
at 4:05 PM on Jun. 21, 2011