Though they are too little to even read this post (I know kids are learning to read earlier and earlier but I’m sure most children are at least fully gestated by the time they can differentiate vowels and consonants into actual words), I still wanted to include my two little peanuts in my wrap up of gratitude for this blog.
It seems silly to thank two people for simply existing, but basically, that’s what I’m doing. By just being here on this earth, Ollie and #2 have made my life. I mean, really, #2 isn’t even technically out of the gates and he/she’s already had a hugely positive impact on me. Do children realize this power over their parents? Just their very BEING makes parents the happiest people on earth and gives purpose to their lives.
I definitely didn’t know this until I became a parent myself. And it’s a good thing too. Otherwise, I’m sure I would have abused this power when I was a teenager and found some way to manipulate it into a later curfew, an excuse to get my way, or a strategy of how to get my parents to let me do anything I wanted.
As it stands, I’m just happy to be a mom and feel so lucky to have one baby, and one soon-to-be-delivered baby that I adore.