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Have you ever looked at your kids and asked yourself "What was I thinking" or "Who fooled me...twice!!"
Better yet, have you ever woke up wishing the kids were all grown up and no longer lived at home only to be kicked back to reality in the chin by little feet or morning breath in your face asking for cereal at 6a.m. on a Saturday morning?
I have been blessed with two beautiful girls, Raven is ten years old and Riley is two years old. Some of you may think "You did great, the older one can help with the baby" or "At least she can dress herself and make her bed"...Wrong, wrong wrong!!!
These two little people are like opposing politicians in The House of Assembly.
Raven has a strong personality, independent and always speaks her mind. I constantly have to remind her of who is the parent and who is the child. Riley is very clingy, a cry baby and a trouble maker!! Oh did I mention she's still nursing?!?! Yes, at two and a half years old with a mouth full of teeth!! Is it okay when your child tells you "Mommy lay down, want boobies"?!?!?! I don't think so!! Raven weaned herself at nine months old but at this rate...I think I'm going to have to send my left breast to college.
Presently I'm having the "P" talk with both my girls...The dreaded "Period" and the "Potty" talk; imagine that!! Okay picture this...We're driving in a shoebox size car, one's screaming her head off because she wants to watch Dora for the 100th time on the portable dvd player and the other one is screaming "Pull over, let me out, can't watch another Dora show!" I'm holding my head and singing "99 bottle of beer on the wall"...trying not to loose my mind.
Having an eight year gap definitely has it challenges, no two days are the same but I wouldn't change a single thing about my girls. They are the love of my life. Even though they are as different as night and day, they do have one thing in common... me! I see myself in both of them. Having said that, what does that say about me... Am I a schizo?!?! Can any of you other MWMs relate to my "split personalities"?!?!
I am thirty-three years old and I’ve been married for eight years. I have two beautiful daughters and a dog. I’m very religious, grew up in a Pentecostal church but I now study the Anglican faith. By profession, I’m a Property Manager to high end clients. My motto to my kids are “Do onto others as you have them do onto you”. I love being a wife and mom wouldn’t change anything in my world!!