There are these moments. We all have them. It could be the short time between returning your grocery cart to the cart corral and getting back into your car with particularly demanding children. It could be the few seconds you take to walk between the bedrooms of children fighting for your attention. It might even be the fraction of a second before you open your eyes in the morning to children calling your name.
It is in these moments that we close our eyes and take a deep breath and decide to keep going. It is in these moments that we make the decision to keep parenting like a stealthy ninja instead of falling apart all over the Walgreen's parking lot. Not, that there is anything wrong with that. I've scared a few shoppers in my time.
We don't recharge with long hot showers; there is no time. We don't rejuvenate at the spa; there is no money. We simple steal moments when we can and we do it so we can be better parents.
So, if you see us, taking an extra few seconds to put our carts away after loading the groceries and the kids in the van, you'll know we haven't forgotten something, and we haven't lost our way; we are simply taking a moment to breathe.
Grace and Kate's mom. (Shanell)