When two feels like two thousand07/15/2011 at 2:47 pm | Posted in About town, Motherhood | 12 Comments
Tags: baby, children, farmers market, Motherhood, toddler
Today is one of those days I’m reminded that I am most definitely not in control. In fact, the universe yelled it at me. Then had a good laugh.
I packed up the girls and headed to the farmers market. Sophie had been fed, Lily had been to the bathroom. We happily sang along to the Warblers on our drive. I’m thinking, this is easy! Two kids, schmoo kids!
The sound of Sophie sucking madly on her little fists from the back seat of the car meant only one thing. Girlfriend was still hungry. And getting angry about it.
I race to the market, whip the car into the first parking spot I see and start nursing the baby. Then I look up and realize I’m right next to the ATM, where a long line of people are pretending not to stare in our direction. And then, not one minute later, Lily announces that she has to go to the potty REALLY BAD.
And it continued. Each child needed me at the exact same time, every time. Once I put out one fire, or started to put it out, another one began to blaze.
But even though it seemed every little thing that could have gone wrong on our adventure did go wrong, there was plenty of good: Lily munching on sweet corn and watermelon. Sophie finding her zen in the middle of the chaos. Sugar cookies from the German bakery. My sister and mother so graciously taking over when we finally made it to lunch.
So now I sit typing while my baby naps contentedly in her car seat and my toddler is happily spending the afternoon with her grandmother. It’s amazing to me to feel such peace, when not too long ago every cell of my body felt like it might explode.
And you know what? I’m going to try it all over again next week.