I sometimes look at other moms whose children are in school all day and think how lovely it will be when I get to run errands ALONE.
Or when I am at Target, dragging 3 littles from their car seats, I think of how grand it will be when they can get themselves in and out of the car on their own.
I am guilty, and assume many of you are too, of thinking the next stage will be easier because I will not be carrying the burden of the current stage.
How many times have you told yourself, “It will be so much easier when we are out of diapers/cribs/car seats/etc.?”
“I am really looking forward to the day when my kids can brush their own teeth and wipe their own butts.”
“At what point do babies sleep through the night and start bathing themselves?”
This issue of looking forward to the next stage, step, or season is as true in motherhood as it is in life, but for today I want to focus on you… moms.
Since I am the mom of a tween and a toddler, I can tell you some things…
This is one of the posts I originally wrote as a featured blogger for ChannelMom Media and Outreach. They call me the World’s Okayest Mom over there… go check it out!