I'm sure you say this numerous times throughout the day to your kids: Great job! , I am proud of you! Keep up the good work!. How often does someone say that to you? How often do you stop and take a moment to pat yourself on the back? Stop and do it now! Motherhood is one of the greatest Gifts. But it can also be thankless. We are rewarded each day with hugs and kisses. But when your 3 year old twins are both throwing tantrums it is hard to remember those smiles, kisses and tiny hands patting your face!
Over the past two weeks I had two night and day experiences at Wegmans with the twins. Let's start with the bad one first. We got to the store late afternoon on a weekend and needed to do a "big shop". Big mistake - usual nap time for the twins and the store was very, very crowded. After we finally found a parking spot, we went in only to discover that there were no "beep beep carts" (you know the large carts that look like a car and feel like pushing a semi down the aisle!). Both twins melted down - all through produce, all through the bakery. Not even the cookie lady could calm them down. So, we left and boy did we get some dirty looks that day. (You know the ones - the people who don't have kids glare at you like you should just make the kids shut up). At least with both twins screaming they cleared the aisles and it was easy to get out!
Rewind to the week before. We went to Wegmans and scored a "beep beep cart". It was 9:15am on a week day and I only needed a few things. Twins did great - they were laughing and singing, helping find things on the shelves that we needed for supper. All went well until it was time to leave. Then the screaming started....this time it was "we don't want to leave, we want to look more!" Finally got out the car. It was very cold and windy that day. It was a circus act to get both kids in the car, the groceries in the car and hold on to the cart so it doesn't roll off with my purse, then once everything is loaded in I needed to take the cart back! Out of the blue a lady came up to me and said "Let me help you, you are working so hard and doing such a great job, taking the cart is the least I can do. God Bless". I did not know this woman and had never seen her before or seen her since. At that minute it was exactly the help I needed, but more importantly, they were the exact words I needed to hear.
You are doing a Great Job!