If someone was to ask me to sum up my life right now with one word I couldn’t. Like a traffic jam of holidaymakers returning home, there are too many words to describe this full and eye opening life.
So for now I will share my top seven words instead…
Loud…We are THAT family, the one that turns up at the family events with a roar and a hiss. I watch as our boys run into houses with confidence…and also noise. I am kidding myself as I say before an event “right lets just try act normal and no fighting” because most of the time within 10 minutes it’s my two who are scrapping over a toy or shouting out ‘bumhole’ on a silent glow worms cave visit. I watch people as their eyes widen and then try peel themselves off the wall after our exit.
Exciting…there are always things to look forward to, given they are small things like on Saturday we are going to make a volcano out of sand or let’s go collect pinecones but they are exciting nevertheless. Excitement is contagious, but excitement from children is a epidemic! Watching their delight in what they are doing and/or seeing is priceless.
Chaotic…you only have to call me to get the full force of this crazy life as like bees to honey the whole family is drawn to me while I am on the phone. A million questions being asked at once, a fight to stop, and tears to wipe away as a superhero toy won’t stand up like he is supposed to. Throughout this trying to get the balance right of keeping the housework manageable, everyone fed, quality time together and my work up to date.
Fun…our lives are filled with fun, my boys are busy yes but so much fun. There is nothing better than being silly, running around with the kids and laughing till we fall on the floor. Totally exhausting at times but I doubt I will remember that over all the fun memories we create as a family.
Sick…my medical kit is growing daily, I feel I can diagnose a problem because of the fortnightly visits to the doctors that never cease. I have been around the alternative remedies route as many recommend…chiropractic, vitamins, whole foods, specialists and our house is warm and dry. I have come to the conclusion it is in fact…that they are children and they get sick it’s just the way it is! ALWAYS have enough supplies to deal with the symptoms to prevent yourself going crazy!
Loved…The best feeling of all. We have the most amazing group of family and friends who genuinely love us for who we are. I couldn’t survive without my friends, who are honest and supportive. We share the ups and downs and encourage one another, we have playdates with our unwell children because we have cabin fever. Us mums escape our houses for late night Kmart missions to redeem our sanity.
Complete…there is nowhere I would rather be, no one I would rather do life with than my husband and boys. They are my world, my crazy, my love, my everything.