Before I had a kid, I didn’t really get it. I had no idea what went into raising a tiny human. I didn’t realize the time and the energy you give of yourself, without even thinking about it, to your children. I never thought about it because it wasn’t my reality. I didn’t have kids. I simply had a dog and a husband.
Now that I have a kid, I get it. I am doing it: I am keeping this wee one alive and thriving, and I am loving it. But now that I have one kid, I look at families with two kids and scratch my head and think, “How do they do it?” How do you balance two kiddos? How do you meet their needs and your own?” I guess you don’t really think about it, you just do it. And if you have a third tiny human, I am assuming the same holds true. You just do it!
Well this family is doing it quite well with two little ones in tow, plus a dog. These parents don’t sleep nearly as much as they used to, but hey, you can sleep when you are dead, right? In the meantime they are enjoying this crazy time in their life with a newborn and a very active toddler. They celebrate the small victories, like peeing in the training loo and giving both kids a bath on the same night. Well done, mom and dad! And when all is said and done and the kids are nearly both to bed, mom and dad start talking about what they will eat for dinner. Parenthood, the toughest job you just can’t get enough of, right?