a few weeks ago, i received an email from my aunt that was EXACTLY what i needed to hear. you know that feeling? the one that makes you want to jump for joy and do a giant fist pump into the air because you can relate to someone about something? well that's how i felt after reading this email.
this particular aunt is my mom's youngest sister, and she and i are about 6 years apart. she's the one i was closest with growing up and i totally adored her. i loved watching her go through each phase before me and i loved every late night talk we shared. she now has 3 kids of her own ages 7, 5, and 3.
she had originally wrote to wish me a happy birthday, and then shared some of her thoughts on motherhood (that i am so grateful for!). here is some of what she said:
(a lot of other awesome stuff/examples were shared here, but i've got to summarize this somehow!)
the convo we had has been on my mind constantly. Bronx turned three last month and i feel like he's making the "terrible twos" look like it was a cake-walk. i mean c'mon! there are so many moments when i just want to break down crying (okay and maybe i do) because i'm so frustrated that he won't listen to anything i say, and i feel like every second he is trying to beat up his little sister. good grief child just STOP IT PLEASE. and actually, here's a text between Kevin and i from yesterday:
so there's that. haha. and yes, lately Bronx has been calling me "Audrey" instead of Mom when he's mad at me. i hate it, if you wanted to know.
i knew when i read that last line: "just keep trying" , that i wanted it in a printable on my wall. and when i went on Pinterest and searched that phrase i came across this great clip:
so to all you moms out there: just keep keepin' on. hang in there, and remember you aren't alone! you totally got this. take a deep breath, maybe put yourself in a timeout (aka the bathroom...door locked?), and remember that you are SO important to those adorable albeit beastly munchkins. they love the heck outta you, and you'll get through this trying time. just keep trying :)
oh, and here's what i made. it will be hanging on my wall shortly:
to download your own, click on either link (gold foil or B&W):
» JUST KEEP TRYING gold foil print 8x10 download
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