Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Making Sweet Lemonade

Lately my babies have seemed extra clingy and needy.

All of them.

They are constantly wanting to be held. Constantly wanting all of my attention.

And Breelee's breath-holding spells seem to happen more often when she's tired and not feeling well...and she's teething right now...so she has passed out a couple of times recently...which makes me feel like I can't do anything else except hold her.

Yesterday, Brennan fell asleep in the car. So I brought Breelee inside first. From the time I set her down to coming back inside with Brennan, she was on the floor passing out.

Just that fast.

Some of these days get really frustrating. OK, most of them...

I can't seem to finish the laundry or dishes or whatever I'm doing without a million interruptions and the threat of a little girl passing out.

But before I know it, these days will just be a memory.

You know that saying, "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade..."

Well, I would rather remember it like sweet lemonade instead of bitter lemonade that made my lips pucker.

It takes a lot of thought and effort to take those moments and make the best of them.

I know that this is a season. I know that there will be times I will go to the restroom without an audience. I will be able to unload and reload the dishwasher without an interruption. I will be able to read a book without feeling guilty because my house will be clean and I won't have other things that I feel like I should be doing instead.

But for now, I need to keep making sweet lemonade with the moments that I do have with my babies.

It's my attitude that makes all the difference.

I want my babies to look back and have sweet memories instead of bitter ones.

Again, it is my attitude that will make all of the difference.

So, cheers! Here is to enjoying those lemons in some sweet lemonade!

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