Of Monkeys and Ducklings.
Or at least my monkey and duckling…. But mostly monkey.
This is my monkey boy.
He’s a very crazy, determined little man who likes to discover and do all sorts of things. Like when he decided to see what would happen when he threw a bunch of clean laundry down the steps…
As you can imagine, there are times I get pretty frustrated with this little man. He’s lucky he’s so cute!
Monkey man loves to give cuddles and kisses, which totally makes up for all of the anxiety he causes me. ….most of the time 😉
After breakfast this morning, we got some cuddles in…
And then the duckling decided to get in on the action…
It was most likely because we were taking pictures. My duckling loves his picture taken. Don’t they look so cute, and sweet, and happy?
Just FYI, as soon as I put the camera away, it got a little crazy with both of them wanting to hold the camera and look at the pictures.
I then had to pry them off of me, so I could get back to this:
(sigh)…. There is the constant struggle between balancing the home, and the needs of my children; trying to focus more on slowing down enough to allow those snuggles to happen and to enjoy them.
The to do list is endless, and I’m trying to remember that this season of little ones will be gone before I know it. I will miss these days of snuggles, and sticky fingers, and sloppy kisses. I will miss the noise that fills my house, even though right now I wish that I could have more moments of silence.
In the meantime, I will strive for more balance and the ability to enjoy each moment as it comes. It won’t be perfect, but that is the beauty of life.
I hear ya! Such a beautiful reflection. I really really really need to remind myself while I chase after him to get the marker out of his hand that someday I will miss that naughty little giggle. 😉
Haha Becky! It’s so true though! 🙂