Every year I make my father a calendar with pictures from my childhood, his childhood, and my children's childhood. I came across this picture:
This is my father tugging on his mother's (my Nana's) jacket. This photo captured the very essence of my life right now and reminded me that this stage will simply become a hash in my life's timeline. I still can't help but feel totally drained when both kids tug on me. Andrew came home to three family members all rubbing their eyes after naps. Blake has a double ear infection so he took a three hour nap and Reade fell asleep in my arms on the couch while I watched Dance Moms! The video stopped and I took that very moment to close my eyes and join the kids in dreamland. I loved waking up to a dimmed house with sleepy, warm bodies surrounding me. A blip of peace much appreciated.