Let me start by saying how much I love being a parent. Now that that’s out there, here’s the real deal.
With two kids under two, mr. Wonderful and I are being challenged on a regular basis. Challenged to raise these kids correctly through all of the screaming, peeing, pooping, feeding, challenging of rules and so on. We often refer to the good ole days when we had friends or could belly up at a bar in the middle of the day and laugh about anything and everything. Those days were fun and carefree and they are also 4 million miles away from the life we are currently living. We have so much fun with our little ones, playing man to man and making our way through the tough days.
This weekend we were invited to the fair, last minute, by some of our besties and we actually went, which was kind of a surprise to all of us. Let me tell you how much fun I had at the county fair! I can’t even believe it myself, and even as I type it, I know how crazy it sounds.
Life plays little jokes it seems and for my family, we are learning that the little things in life can sometimes be the best things. $140 spent on a fairgrounds in Ventura and I feel closer to both of my kids an my husband- who would have ever guessed?! Life has changed so much from the days of Harley riding from bar to bar and staying up all night telling stories and laughing!
The kiddo rode a pony, his first “roller coaster” and had cotton candy and baby donuts… It was a very special day for him and only a week before his 2nd birthday.
Lessons learned. Family days are the best days. Over stimulation decreases child meltdowns. Togetherness strengthens love between all and real friendships are the best things in life.
I need to make a conscious effort to care less about us not doing the things we used to and enjoy the new things we are doing now, because in 5 years I’m sure I’ll miss these things too.