The Dirty truth about #2

Momma Moment for today: Thing 1, who is beyond ready to start potty training, woke up from her nap and decided to take her diaper off. Now she has done this before so it was no surprise, but today the thing I feared happening the most occurred  She had pooped in the diaper first. She then proceeded to smear it all observed her crib. Have I mentioned before that she likes to suck her thumb? Yeah. She went there. I thank the good Lord Almighty that I was not there to witness it personally. I think I may have thrown up if I had been there.

I confess that I have an incredibly weak stomach when it comes to bodily functions and vomit. I don’t even do well with hearing someone tossing their cookies. No joke. Well that’s the dirty truth of #2 for tonight.

Kids, Phones and Snooze Buttons

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Momma Moment of the week– Thing 1 decided to grab her Aunties phone and play with the pattern lock like it was a game. Yeah…….long story short, the phone had to be reset back to factory settings and Auntie lost all of her contacts. 

Ever have one of those days that you feel like a broken record? Lately I seem to be having more and more of those. And it always involves the same words to Thing 1. “No do NOT touch that, No No, Obey, Come here, Give that to me etc…’ She is very strong willed and VERY persistent. Those things are great character traits only if I have the diligence as a mommy to train and develop those to her gain. But some days I really want to hit the snooze button. Literally and Figuratively.

Literally meaning that as a Momma of 2 under 2, I live in a constant sleep deprived state. Some days that is of my own choice but mostly its not. Whether its teething, a growth spurt or Thing 2 just wanting to nurse and be played with at 3am, it always seems to be something. Bedtime is my most favorite time of day because it relaxes them and it relaxes me and I know that in a short while they will be asleep (at least for a few hours in Thing 2’s case) and I will have some quiet time to myself. But I will be utterly frank, I hate mornings. I have not had to set an alarm for almost 2 years because the girls are my alarm clocks. I wish with all my might that kids came with snooze buttons. The pacifier has never worked like that in my favor. Mornings come and in my head the argument ensues like this:

    Is it really 6am already? Ughhhhhhhhh. No Thing 2 don’t wake up yet, maybe if I stay really still she will go right back to sleep for a couple more hours…..oh no she started fussing…..honey please stop moving around, maybe if I ignore her fussing she will go back to sleep, ughhhh she turned over……ok ok OK!!!! Stop screaming like you are starving to death!  I am getting up. Lord please give Grace and Mercy, Grace for me to get through the day and Mercy for my kiddos with an imperfect Momma.”

Figuratively, I would love to hit the snooze button on life, responsibilities and being Momma. But I am so glad that there is no Figurative snooze button. Because if there was I might just end up snoozing my way through life. My kids and my Hubby deserve a Momma that is fully engaged and present. And that takes a lot of Grace and Mercy from the Lord. I am reminded daily of this verse.  Lamentations 3:22-23 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.  Truthfully, I am not very compassionate. But I know that if my kiddos are going to learn anything from me it might as well be God’s Compassion,