One of the interesting things about having small children is how they change your world.
Our latest endeavor has been to attempt to keep diapers on Ian & Michael. Most mornings we would find them stripped of their pants or shorts and with their diaper off. This has made it really hard keeping their sheets clean... not to mention, the mess of their diapers everywhere.
Our solution... duct tape.
Yep, we tape their diapers on them. At first we thought it enough to just tape the front where the pull tabs are. That is not sufficient. So now we know we have to tape all the way around. It's quite comical but it works for now.
I recently had changed my bedding. I was excited to crawl into bed with clean sheets and comforter. No sooner had I crawled into bed when I discovered that I wasn't the first one in bed. Bits of graham cracker were all over the bed, under the sheets. I was tempted to get frustrated but then I realized something. This is a mark of the season of life I'm in. This won't be for forever. Someday I will probably miss and wish for the days where there is crushed graham cracker on my bed.
Most days I'm covered in bits of food. Oatmeal stains or applesauce smeared or chocolate lip prints on my shirt. I stay clean until I get up with the kids... it's all over from there. Someday it will change. Someday I'll be able to take a shower when I want... I might even fix my hair or wear make-up everyday. Until then I'm going to try and enjoy the gifts of today.
My clothes and sheets might not be clean. My house might stay a mess for awhile. The laundry and dishes might go undone. But I have little people to love and care for and train. And all of it feels worth it when I hear those little voices telling me, "I love you Mama!"