I knew from the very beginning that I wanted children who were children. Don’t get me wrong, I love babies but they’re not my favorite age. I love kids. Kids who are people and go easily on errands and make great lunch dates.
I love kids that make you laugh.
Kids that have real conversations with you.
Kids who play games.
I was right to be excited about this time in parenting. Sure, there are moments when I want to wring all their necks. And the noise? Oh my gosh, the noise levels in this house rival that of an indoor arena during the last seconds of a sporting event, in over time. It’s not all perfect and there are times when I want to curl in a ball and ignore each and every one of them.
But mostly, this house rings with joy. And our lives? Well, our lives, they’re full of wonder.
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