Life With 3 Under 5

5 years ago

When you have 2 kids under 5, life still looks somewhat “normal”. The house still looks somewhat tidy, the laundry still manages to get somewhat done. But 3 kids? You might as well start waving your white flag now.

When you have 3 small children, there are some things that you just have to come to terms with:

  • You will never sleep again. Ever.
  • Your house will constantly looks like a Chuck E Cheese exploded.
  • If and when your house is “clean”, it will be so for a total of 3 minutes… or when everyone’s asleep, and that doesn’t count because no one can see it then.
  • You won’t recognize yourself in the mirror. Bird’s nest hair, raccoon eyes, make-up from the day before, reeking of throw up and pee – who is that person?
  • You will turn into a stick. Without trying. Your breastfeeding baby will literally suck the life out of you. You might even google things like, “how to gain weight while breastfeeding an infant and running after 2 preschoolers”.
  • People will always think your oldest two are twins… because what person in their right mind would have 3 small children one after the other?
  • You, your husband, and your furniture will get thrown up on, peed on, pooped on, and have food spilled on on a regular basis.
  • You will never again eat in peace, shower alone, or do your business in the bathroom in private. Ever.
  • You will obtain super powers – being able to simultaneously listen & answer questions from botholder children talking at the same time, all while breastfeeding, folding laundry, talking to your husband, and keeping an eye on dinner cooking in the kitchen.
  • Your washing machine will never.turn.off.EVER.
  • You will forget what life was like B.K. (Before Kids).

That being said, I wouldn’t have it any other way! I LOVE my kids and the fact that they all 3 play together and are so dependent upon one another. I get 3 times the wet kisses each day, 3 times the “I love you all the way up to the sun”, 3 times the bear hugs, 3 times as many cuddles. Throughout this whole mommyhood experience I’ve realized that I’m a pretty patient person and that one day (sooner rather than later) my kids are going to grow up and be embarrassed of me at school, so I might as well relish in the moment and soak up all the baby love I can while they still think I’m the center of their universe.

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