I’d be lying if I said I’ve been my best self lately. So much of my time has been spent correcting my children and then losing it by screaming and then feeling incredibly guilty. I realize this is a season we’re in — I have a very defiant (strong willed?) two year old and a 5 year old with a serious listening problem.
Add in a 31 week pregnant (aka exhausted) mama, and there’s pure chaos and rage.
So yeah. I haven’t been my best self. But I’m trying. I acknowledge those moments, sometimes apologize to my kids, and we all move on. There’s a learning curve for sure.
But as I scroll through my photos on my phone, I also see something that I often overlook — JOY.
My kids are happy. And, most of the time, I am too.
Here’s what our life looks like in pictures as of late (in completely candid / unfiltered photos):
Looking at these moments brings me so much joy. Knowing that THESE are the moments in which my children will have memories — not the ugly times we’re all throwing fits. So snap those pictures and remember those happy moments, friends. xo