There are moments when you’ll feel invisible.
Moments when no one notices the clean living room before dumping out more toys onto its floor.
Moments when no one wants the dinner you cooked.
Moments when they only notice the bag and snack you usually pack to keep them busy and happy because you forgot it this one time.
Moments when weeks go by without a thank you because they honestly don’t even see the behind-the-scenes work you do.
Those moments are real. And they aren’t always fun.
But there are also the moments that remind you it’s worth the hard ones.
Moments when they shine and you see your training pulling through.
Moments when they help someone else without prompting, and you think maybe they noticed you after all.
Moments when they actually see and remember to say thank you.
Moments when they say “Sit by me, mom.”
Those moments are real too. And they are absolutely precious.