~early mornings and long nights.
~dirty diapers and potty training accidents.
~full of discipline and being lost for words.
~helpers making more of a mess than they are actually cleaning.
~full of tears (all too often those tears are my own) and arguing.
~hours spent walking and rocking babies.
~never ending dishes and laundry.
~repeating the same question 10 different ways in 2 minutes, and not once getting an answer that makes sense.
~saying no 1,001 times a day.
~searching for the lost shoe, book, blankie, baby doll, monkey, or puzzle piece.
~hours/ days/ months/ years worrying about developmental milestones.
~learning how to be creative when new food aversions arise.
~being there for the first bite of birthday cake and the ensuing mess.
~watching your children light up in the moment they achieve the impossible milestone.
~getting to say that one special yes that makes the entire day worth it. ~
~finally being able to communicate with your child.
~getting to buy special outfits and making favorite meals.
~enjoying the fleeting time loving on precious babies.
~afternoons full of bubbles, bikes, chalk, and laughter.
~watching babies grow into smart wonderful young people.
~stifling laughter at the all too cute but completely serious things 2 year old’s utter.
~cheering your child on as they master potty training.
~full of bedtime prayers and early morning snuggles.
Life with three small children is work, yes, but it is a greater joy. Stay tuned tomorrow for the conclusion of my Fun Things to do Under the Sun series. If you have not seen the previous two you can check them out here: Fun Things To Do Under the Sun For Free and 10 Things To Do Under the Sun That Are Practically Free. ***What could you add to this list?***