no it's not all roses and kittens. it is crazy around here. between school and homework, meetings and projects, mopping and pinterest, i feel like i am in the spin cycle most days. as i type this, i am asking one child where their clothes are and telling the other to wipe their nose and for the love of all that is holy get the steak out of your hair. it's like we are a bunch of savages.
i just get all gooey-proud of them. you know that feeling when they do something all on their own and you want to do a happy dance right there in the middle of 'the costcos'? yesterday we were getting too close to late for a birthday party and trying to finish up groceries and get some crunchy-crunchy-crickets for aidan's lizard. an employee was pushing a train of empty boxes through the checkout maze when they all toppled over. aidan darted away, helped the guy stack them back up and carry them to the front. the man thanked him and asked if he was a scout. aidan smiled, said yes and came back to me. i grinned like a baboon, from ear to ear, and hugged him hard.
no, it is far from roses and kittens...when i get these glimpses into the people they are becoming, i'm ok with the crazy we are for right now.