There are so many ups and downs to being a Mom. Sometimes the downs are way down, but the ups more than make up for them. Here are my Top 3:
#3 Being the one they run to when they need a boo boo kissed: Miss H is a rough and tumble kind of kid, but she usually just jumps up and brushes is it off. On the occasion that she really does hurt herself, I love that I am the one that she runs to for comfort. A kiss and a hug usually do the trick, although and ice pack or a band-aid may be involved, too!
#2 Holding a sleeping baby: Really, is there anything more wonderful than holding a sleeping baby in your arms. Baby B is only falling asleep in my arms during our (3!) middle of the night feedings. Sometimes I just sit in the rocking chair and hold her for a few minutes before putting her back in her bed. Miss H will fall asleep in the car every once in awhile, and I will carry her sleeping to her bed. I love that!
#1 Being called "Mommy": Baby B is too young to say it yet, but whenever I come into her view she gives me a big smile and gets all excited. When I come home from being out, Miss H will run to me and say "Mommy's home, Mommy's home!" It is the best feeling to know how much these girls need and love me. And that makes all the temper tantrums, lack of sleep, and general frustrations, totally worth it.
To read more Top 3's, stop by Confessions, or write your own and link up! Happy Thursday, the weekend is almost here!!