It Wont Be Like This For Long…

My mommy mantra. The words I constantly play over & over in my head. It won’t be like this for long.

That screaming newborn at 2am with his days and night so confused. It won’t be like this for long.

The constant crying. The constant need to eat. The millions of dirty diapers. It won’t be like this for long.

The refusing to drink from a bottle or sippy cup, the mounds of bottles that need to be cleaned, and the baby belly issues. It won’t be like this for long.

The little boy who refuses to eat his dinner & stresses you out every night when meal time rolls around. It won’t be like this for long.

The 6 month old that is still not sleeping through the night when someone else’s 2 month is. It won’t be like this for long.

The biting, the crawling, the in-to-every-single-thing kiddo. It won’t be like this for long.

The constant daycare germs. It won’t be like this for long.

The messes….oh the messes. It won’t be like this for long.

The middle school kid who is embarrassed of you. It won’t be like this for long. (Well, I am just guessing on this one 🙂 )

The teenager who hates you. It won’t be like this for long.

The love. The kisses. The bear hugs. The need. It won’t be like this for long.

One day, you’ll wake up and your child will be an adult. They won’t need you (as much) anymore. They will be able to take care of themselves, feed themselves, cloth themselves, sooth themselves. The messes will be their own to clean. So while it’s exhausting in the trenches, it’s just a phase and with that, it won’t be like this for long….

And so while I am padding through the house at 3am because my 3 year old is screaming, “MOM, OPEN THE DOOR”, I quietly remind myself of this song and I enjoy the sweet cuddles that crazy 3 year will give me at 3am because…. it won’t be like this for long.

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