Did you know there is a sweet spot in motherhood?
When the youngest is out of diapers and outings can happen on more of a whim.
When meltdowns over who sits in the grocery cart are a thing of the past, and kids are no longer a flight risk.
Just hang on mommas of babies and toddlers, the next stage is coming.
You won’t always be confined to nap schedules, and you won’t always have to feed your little ones around the clock.
You won’t always be wiping little bottoms, or tearing the house apart looking for the only pacifier that soothes your baby to sleep.
One day, you’ll reach the sweet spot.
You’ll be able to make a joke and they’ll joke right back.
You’ll be able to take them to the movies without needing to take a break in the hall.
You’ll be able to sip your coffee while they buckle themselves in the car with minimal to no assistance.
You’ll melt every time they say, “I love you” and when they give you the tightest hugs without you prompting them first.
When I was in the trenches of new motherhood, I couldn’t see past the next hour let alone the next stage my kids would be experiencing.
The days and weeks blurred together, and before I knew it, my babies were no longer babies.
Before I knew it I was in the sweet spot.
I’ll never forget taking them both to putt-putt for the first time with no diaper bag, no snacks, and no meltdowns.
We played the game, and we all had a great time. And I couldn’t help but smile and feel like I had unlocked some level of motherhood I didn’t even know existed.
I enjoyed them as babies of course, but dare I say I’m enjoying these years a little more?
I’m enjoying the little men they are becoming as their unique personalities continue to emerge.
And it’s true that each stage comes with new challenges to navigate, but each stage also comes with its own beauty.
Keep hanging on mommas, it just keeps getting better and better.
You’ll be out of the trenches and in the sweet spot before you know it.
And from what I’ve heard, it just keeps getting sweeter.