The Second Best Days of My Life

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Sometimes, I think back to that old man in the grocery store, who looked at me and my children.  I can probably imagine what he saw - a young mom with two beautiful little kids picking out cookies in the bakery section - but he probably didn’t notice the bags under my eyes from exhaustion, the stress in my voice from trying to manage a toddler and an infant, the under-stimulation I was feeling from not being around grownups.  Still, those were some of the best days of my life.  But they weren’t the only best days.  I’m learning that with each phase of parenthood, that are new joys that make it all worth it.

 

Originally published on ModernMom