Sometimes when I watch some of you who have your kids farther apart in age, I get a little jealous. Jealous of the amount of individual time you get with each of your kids. Yes, its our decision to have our kids close together and honestly I wouldn't change it for the world! It has it's challenges just like I'm sure having them farther apart does. With only 17 months between my kids, I don't get a lot of individual time with them. Today Jessi was calling me "Zoey's Mommy". Kinda cute and funny, but at the same time painful to hear!
With having my babies so close in age, getting out and doing anything gets difficult. It becomes easier to be hermits and stay home all the time, but I have to really make an effort to not let that happen. Life happens all around us and we get in a little routine at home. BORING! Then my children don't experience new things or have fun adventures.
Last night while I was helping Jessi get ready for bed she said to me "I had fun today, Mommy! Thank you!" That right there is worth the extreme exhaustion I was feeling at the end of the day. It's amazing how gratteful these tiny people can be for us just taking the time to do something special for them.
You don't have to be a Pinterest perfect mom to be an amazing mom. I'm sure not! I don't have daily activities planned out for Jessi Girl or a year full of crock pot meals in my freezer. But sometimes its just the little things like throwing old bread at some ducks that means the absolute world to them.
If you're like me, most days it's just so much easier to lay on the floor in your pjs all day with those sweet babies than ever leave your house. I encourage you to take some time to do something fun. Make some memories, teach your children something, introduce them to something new.