There's been post lately where people post a picture ever few hours describing their day. These posts often make my heart sink, because it is a reminder to me that our family "is a little bit different".
So here is a snippet of our day thus far - it's 10:15. I've been awake since 7, but I'm only getting to have breakfast now. When C woke at 7 she refused to be with her daddy, didn't want him, she needed me. I spent an hour cuddling her in bed, trying to get her in a good mood. I succeeded.
R woke at 8 and was about to burst into tears because I wasn't in my bed (she comes in every morning for a cuddle). I convinced R to go hop in my bed and wait for me, I then convinced C to have her shower.
I got into bed with R. She burst into tears. Why? Every day we get older, means she'll be an adult and she won't be able to have a mummy cuddle everyday. We cuddled and talked.
C got out the shower. I convinced R it's time we got up. C got dressed and cranked at R that she's going to let the chooks out. I'm sure R felt like she'd been hit with a bat. I tried to explain to C how she spoke (this information went straight over her head, welcome to #2e life). She's now yelling at me and R. I tried to stay calm. I ended up saying to her "go and let the (was going to use the f word, but I don't swear at or in front of my kids, so I used the word) stupid chooks out". The word stupid is a no go word, unless it is used properly. Both girls now crying, cuddling each other because I called our chooks stupid. Both girls now walking arm in arm to let chooks out. Me - I'm worn out and my day hasn't even started!
Our days aren't like this everyday, but there is a good chance it will be. For Mama's out there who have it difficult, pat yourself on the back, you're doing a fantastic job.
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