That's what I got yesterday.
After a beautifully sweet morning filled with lots of hugs, loves and tender kisses. I put both boys down for their naps with visions of this dancing in my head....
My heart swelled with pride, and I quickly posted a photo to facebook because I wanted everyone to find joy in the preciousness of the love I saw.....
Queue doomsday music.
Then came the moments following nap time.....
The sprawling of a two year old body all over the floor in bewilderment......
All because (dum-dum-duuuuuummmm....)
I said "no" to eating popcorn for lunch.
And then "no" to chocolate chips as a second choice.
At one point I had both boys screaming in my ears. Bennett was tired and ready for his second nap. He couldn't get settled because we had a two year old following us from room to room making it clear that he was displeased with my lunch decision.
I actually stood in the middle of my kitchen and just laughed at the irony. I got my head yanked out of the clouds and into a reality check. Kids have a way of doing that. They like to keep you grounded.....I wish I could count how many times I have been humbled by the doings of my boys. Too many, way too many.
So, we settled on a peanut butter sandwich.
Cole peeled himself off the floor and found that reading books and playing with trains was more fun than timeouts.
Bennett finally got his nap.
And I ate some chocolate chips.