My title these days is mom. Just mom. Forgive the melodrama for a minute. I've spent the last few months with this title and I admit it's taking me a lot of getting used to. I miss the days of driving (in silence) to the office. I miss drinking my coffee (in silence) while I mindlessly check emails and surf the interwebs (in silence). I miss peeing with the door closed. I miss taking a shower regularly. I miss working out for longer than 15 minutes.
But I love seeing my littlest smile and start to laugh. I love coloring with sidewalk chalk with my oldest. I love taking them to the library in the middle of the morning.
I just wish the laundry was put away, the house was picked up and someone would make dinner AND do the dishes.
There has been SO much change in our lives this year; it's overwhelming sometimes. I knew it would be, I just didn't KNOW. You know?
I'm also not very forgiving of my new body, but that's a whole different post for a different day.
For now, I run when I can, cry when I need to and cherish those moments when I'm allowed to pee in private.