so this week was not our best. actually, the past 6 months haven't been our best. "terrible two's" encompassed occasional mild tantrums. three's are what has challenged us more than ever before. leaving out details, i broke this past week. but i also reaffirmed three things:
1) addox is only three, i am only human. he is an amazing, creative, loving child finding his way to who he is. i am finding my way as his mother.
2) i have the best most amazing support in jason, i am truly blessed. and i have the absolute best person to go to for advice in my own mother. i've always said i want to be half the mom she is. it was a relief to learn i am not the only mom to ever have lost it, and i am not a bad mom for it, either.
3) i love that little boy more than anyone in this world could, and he knows it. even when it feels like all i am doing all day is disciplining him. the little soul will be crying his heart out and at the same time wailing "i love you mommy!"
so, when addox got home from school friday, we had an hour or so before he had to leave for the weekend. i knew we needed to do something fun. so i pulled out the camera. we do love to play with the camera. it was a wonderful end to our week. go team. <3