hi, can we just chat? mom to mom?

People ask me all the time what life is like with two under two. I just smile and say "it's interesting". It's seriously a blast and I'm so obsessed with my littles, but wow is it tough. Lately, I feel like I'm just trying to keep my head above water. Let's just be honest. I'm exhausted.

My to do list is never ending. I can't keep up with pictures and blogging and the millions of things I want to do. I'm lucky if most days I even get out of my pjs and brush my hair. It's hard to even form words when I sit to write a blog post, because I speak to a toddler and a baby all day and I forget how to communicate like a normal human being.

I really spend most of my days with my head spinning because I can't do it all. I can't keep it all clean. I can't blog every day. I'll never get all those pictures from Christmas organized and edited. I just can't do it all. Believe it or not, I'm no super mom.

This is my life. It's filled with spit up, potty training, endless diapers, sleepless nights and messes galore. But you know what? It's also filled with giggles, snuggles and so much fun. Don't hear this as me complaining, because really I'm not. I chose this. I want this. But it's HARD. Some days I can't wait for naptime so I can sit, shower, do dishes or just get in a good cry. After having two babies this close together, my body and hormones are a complete disaster.

I strive to embrace these years with them tiny, because I know how quickly they will fly by. I know I will look back and remember how tough it was. But I also want to look back and remember how incredible it was because I enjoyed every second through the hard times.

Because the moments like this are absolutely priceless....

What helped or is helping you survive the tiny years? Um, can I just get a virtual hug please?