|Oh that face of Abby's. How I love it.|
But then the aforementioned sweet Abbigale totally went from a terrible two year old to the sweetest two year old in the world as she sang "I Am A Child of God" and my heart melted. 99% of the time, she is still the sweetest little girl in the world.
I know some days are more challenging than others. In fact, the next day as she was acting up again and I was about to lose it thinking about how hard this whole mom of two business is for me, I got the thought in my head "find joy in your posterity." Sometimes I am too rigid. I want to get things done first, play second. If I am in the middle of cleaning something and my girls need attention, I will usually just hurry and finish, because it bothers me not to. However, I've noticed that is when Abby starts to act up. I need to focus on the joy more that parenthood brings to me, rather than the hardships. My girls are only going to be this young for such a short time. I can let things go and play more. Heaven knows it will make for happier children and thus, a happier mommy.
I love being a mommy. I love that I have two beautiful girls to call my own. Two girls that are already growing WAY too fast (like Abby acting like a teenager today and she rolled her eyes and sighed when I wouldn't give her a cookie, or Maddi who I swear is already starting to grow out of 3 month clothes because she is just so chubby.) and before I know it they will be teenagers.
So, I am focusing on my girls for a bit. The house can be cleaned later. (for some reason, I can't have a spotless house and happy girls.) My homework can be done during naps. For now, it's girl time. (after I finish this post that is.;))