Sunday, July 1, 2012

What is it?

What is about kids that they always seem to wake up as soon as you start falling asleep on those nights when you are particularly tired? (luckily though it doesn't happen all the time)
What is it about freshly bathed kids that makes them want to roll and play in the dirt?
What is it about ducks, that makes toddlers want to chase them down?
What is it about hearing your toddler say "I am so happy to see you" to your baby while stroking her cheek first thing in the morning that makes you want to melt into a puddle of happiness?
What is it about your baby girls chunky thighs in shorts that makes you get butterflies from too much cuteness?
What is it about a little "mommy I love you" whispered in your ear that makes waking up at 2am totally worth it?
What is it about family and the wonderful comfortableness that I feel around them every second I am with them?
What is it about sunscreen, that no matter what I do, it always seems to get in Brielle's eyes? (though I am happy to report as the summer goes on, I am getting much better at not getting it in her eyes)
What is it about summer that makes sleeping for kids impossible? And yet simultaneously more possible then any other season?
What is it about the combination of watermelon, playing in water in the hot sun and why is it perfection?
What is it about watching your toddler grow up into an obedient, polite little man (for the most part. He still is a 2 year old sometimes) that makes you so proud?
What is it about clean cute clothes having to get dirty as soon as they are put on kids?
What is it about kisses from mommy on an owie that is so magical for a toddler?
What is it about weekends flying by with way too much speed?
What is it about binkys and their need to disappear when you need them most?
What is it about Richard that makes him not only the love of my life, but my very best friend ever and greatest hero?
What is it about toilet paper and children's intense desire to unravel the whole roll?
What is it about toothpaste that makes toddlers obsessed with "sucking it out" (Liams way of asking if he can eat it right out of the tube)?
What is it about parenthood that makes you gladly want to sacrifice everything you are and have for your precious babies?
What is it about the bark at parks that makes it hide in the most random places (like diapers)?
What is it about poopy diapers and their need to blow-out everywhere at the most inconvenient time?
What is it about little babies and toddlers in swimming suits that makes me want to squeal from extreme cuteness?
What is it about drinking water out of the hose that makes it taste even better?
What is it about the weekends that makes you want to self inflict torture by staying up too late?
What is it about toddlers and their need to walk up a slide the wrong way after sliding down?
What is it about baby heads with their fluffy hair and baby smell that make me dizzy with cuteness overload?
What is it about hugs from my toddler that make everything in life fine and perfect?
What is it about my husband that thinking about him or seeing him 7 years later still gives me butterflies and a racing heart?
What is it about making up a new recipe that is so exciting?
What is it about cords and the need for babies to suck on them?
What is it about watching your kids love each other that makes your heart so happy and proud?
What is it about cords and necklaces getting totally intertwined and impossible to get a part when no one touched them or moved them in years?
What is it about apocalypse movies that make me so incredibly scared and enthralled at the same time?
What is it about Oreo's being so good you can't eat just one?
What is it about nostalgia that makes you physically ache deep in your heart when you think back on wonderful memories?
What is it about Brielle's super high pitch noise and "airplane" noise (we recorded it and I will post it later) that makes me laugh every time I hear it?
What is it about time recently flying by so fast, I can hardly wrap my head around it?
What is it about eating cotton candy that instantly makes you feel like a little kid again?
What is it about watching your child have fun and smile that makes you completely and utterly satisfied in life?
What is it about my life that makes me so happy, it keeps me up at night?
...whatever it is, I love it. All of it.

Eating cotton candy at the water park

p.s. yes I know the answer to some of those questions :) 

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