I’ve been coming to terms with being a family of three for awhile. (O is almost one.) It took me awhile to come around to the idea that he’s not going anywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I love the little stinker. But I am quick to say I am not an instant mom. (A mom who seems to have a switch and knows how to be a mom from day zero.) I wish I could be, but I’m not built that way. So it took me a bit of time to (1) realize and (2) embrace the facts.
There are SO many other factors that go into this. But regardless I wanted to send a message out there to moms to say it’s OK to ease into family life. There can be lots of joy and laughter as you figure things out and move a bit slower than everything else around you.
What about you? Did you jump in and not look back? Or are you a one-foot-in-at-a-time kind of person too?
Photo taken by Dad. This is Owen’s introduction to falafel. (He loves it.)