Are you a mother? Are you a mother of two? Do you go out in public without anyone’s help, just you and your children? Find out how I dealt with my 4 month old and 3 year old. This is a must read!
Today, my oldest son Josiah begged me to bring him to Monkey Joe’s. Monkey Joe’s is an indoor playground for children including inflatables, arcade games, slides & concessions. He would not stop asking me, so you know what? I gave in and said yes, let’s go. I could not tell him no after he gave me those puppy eyes. An hour after we arrived, I started to wish the day could be over already. Everything was fine, until my 4 month old started crying. I started to hold him and all I could say is “It’s okay Jasiel mommy got you, and everything is going to be okay”. It brought tears to my eyes to see my 4 month old cry and I mean he cried nonstop. I tried rocking him in my arms, giving him his pacifier and nothing was working. My baby was sleepy and fighting his sleep. I looked over at my 3 year old and he is having fun in the bounce house. I wanted to leave and bring the baby home, but my 3 year old was having so much fun. My husband was working and I was by myself with the kids. I prayed to God to help me to not get overwhelmed. I then brought my kids into the rest room and played relaxation music for the baby. Josiah did not want to be in there, he wanted to go play and have fun. Once he looked at his baby brother, he said: “Mommy please put baby brother to sleep”. I said, “okay sweetie I will”. He is such an awesome big brother, he cares about his brother more than he cares about playing. Isn’t that odd? Most 3 year olds only want to play until they run out of energy. I turned off the restroom light, rocked Jasiel, and let the relaxation music play. Jasiel was asleep in 5 minutes and the music also helped me to calm down. I was panicking and wondering if he would ever stop crying. After he fell asleep, I allowed Josiah to continue to play.
Even when times get hard and you feel like you cannot make it, always remember you got this love. You are beautiful and strong! When you are getting overwhelmed, try your best to relax. Take it a step at a time! Yes, it is awesome to have someone help us with our children, but some of us do not have that help. Moms, I am here to tell you that you are doing an awesome job and never forget that. I know being a mom can be stressful, but our children need us. Keep striving and keep pressing beautiful ladies! You can do it! I am a living witness love!