Recently we unearthed the archive of video tapes from when our kids were babies, our children LOVE to watch themselves as little ones. Gigi loves to hear her squeaky little voice and constant chatter. Jack loves to see what silly and cute things he was doing back then. Both my husband and I found it hard to get anything done while these were playing, we were absolutely mesmerized.
It can be really hard to remember those good ole days. With all the sleep deprivation, exhausting days of play groups, breast feeding, diaper changing, temper tantrums, endless piles of laundry, you know what I'm saying. While watching I noticed a few things. 1.) I didn't remember filming any of the footage, apparently I used to film the kids quite a bit while my husband was at work. 2.) My house was actually much cleaner than I remember it being. 3.) When my son was about 3 months old my daughter started picking on him, purposely annoying him and trying to steal attention from him. 4.) I was actually calmer and had it more together than I remember.
Funny or not so funny I found myself always saying, "Gigi, leave your brother alone." Of course I still had such a sweet voice while saying it back then, as if I had all the patience in the world and I was living in the world of sunshine and unicorns. Like I thought, If I said it enough she would listen or maybe grow out of it. I miss those days of believing it would get better, as I'm still saying it to her, more loudly now though and she obviously has no plans of listening or growing out of it any time soon.
Anyway...... as I go through my days now I'm going to hold the memory of that mommy close and try to bring her back to life. Because when I look back at this time in our lives I would like to have some warm memories to hold onto to get me through the next stretch.
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