It’s been a challenging day here, I just finished yelling at one kid, and am now torturing another by making him belatedly write a paper due tomorrow.
There’s not been enough time for me to draw anything...or to feel like an even marginally competent parent.
So, in honor of Mother’s Day: here is a throwback napkin from 5 years ago....from back when seeing them asleep was just such a relief.
I was always annoyed as helpful strangers would approach me when the kids were tiny and offer me the unsolicited advice that I really should enjoy them while they were young because things were going to become more difficult later and I was going to miss the simplicity of dealing with small children and babies.
This sort of comment was usually offered, say, when I was poorly managing the temper tantrum of a hysterical four year old on a crowded rush hour subway platform while wearing a screaming infant with a full diaper strapped to my chest.
It’s doubtful that my parenting has improved much in the intervening years, but our sons have matured despite my failings.
And I don’t wish that they were still tiny....
(....and totally unwilling to sleep.)
Happy Mother’s Day!