I always knew that I wanted a big family. I am one of four kids and I love having my brothers and sisters to call on whenever I need anything. Although I didn’t expect it to happen this quickly, I am loving being a mom to three kids. Of course there are many challenges throughout the day, but it’s through those challenges that I fall deeper and deeper in love with being their mom.
The transition from two to three kids was much different than I expected. I did very well with the transition from one to two and I thought it would be much of the same, but I was wrong. It is a lot harder than I thought, but I also love it a lot more than I ever thought that I would. Here are five reasons why I love being a mom to three kiddos:
1. There is always someone to cuddle with. I never have to worry about the lack of a cuddle buddy, because there is always one that wants to come and cuddle on my lap. Macks is a complete mama’s boy and love to sit on my lap and even sleep on me. My youngest daughter, Avery, loves to sit on my lap when she’s getting tired and tells me she wants to cuddle. My oldest daughter, Harlan, is a big cuddler in the morning right after she wakes up in the morning. I love cuddling with all three of them and love even more that they always want to do it.
2. I have constant entertainment. There is never a dull moment in our household. The moments when all three are sleeping at the same time are few and far between. But I do love that I always have a little one that wants to keep me company and sing me a song, blabber, or even put on a dance for me.
3. So much love. When I first found out I was pregnant with my youngest daughter, Avery, I was so scared about how I was going to be able to love another child as much as I loved Harlan. But what I realized is that with each child, my heart grows exponentially and the love grows ten fold. It’s such an incredible feeling.
4. Their love for one another. With three kids, my hands are officially outnumbered. If two children are crying and I can only get to one, I love that the one child that’s not crying will always step in to comfort her brother or sister. It’s so amazing to see their relationships grow. I hope it continues this way forever.
5. It gives you a new perspective. Having three children definitely puts a lot of things in my “mom” life in prospective. Now when I go out with just one kid, it feels like a vacation. Rather than complain when things get tough for me with all three children, I just remind myself how lucky I am to have each and every one of them.