Tuesday, February 2, 2010

You know....?

You know how your three year old is now able to get in and out of the frig and decides to take several bites of an apple and then put it back in the fruit drawer?

Or when your children fight all day long and you feel more like a referee more than a mom. You know where your oldest starts to figure out he is bigger, smarter and faster than his younger sibling so he torments him all day?
(Joseph won't let Christian play with his disciples, well, technically, Jesus' disciples, but you get the idea.)

You know how you spent months collecting cars for your eldest because he loves Cars, only to realize how much you dislike having them around the house and want to throw them out? You know when the youngest goes to get one and your oldest child rushes over there, even though he isn't playing with them, and shuts the case so his little brother can't get to them, only to look at you, as if to say, "What?"

You know how it is to have a super smiley baby that is a ham when the camera is rolling or snapping? You know what it's like to have a second baby and realize that the first year of his life flew by much faster than his brother's?

You know that feeling when your child learns a new trick and you just can't wait to show it off? (He can smack his lips when he kisses).

You know when you go to get a drink of your water only to realize your 3 year old has somehow managed to get pinto beans inside your glass?
Or when you go to move your husband's suitcase out of the hall after having sat there for three days to realize your 3 year has placed a bag of carrots in there?
You know the feeling when you go to brush your teeth at night and your toothbrush is gone and you look in the one place that it usually is (the tub), when it's not in the holder, only to learn it's not there. Then several days or this time, it might have been weeks, you find them in the bottom of your diaper bag while at church?
You know what it's like to have a 3 year old?
You know what it's like to have a 1 year old?
You know, right?