Two

As I roll over to see the morning sun creep through our blinds, I contemplate going for a walk or doing some writing while the house is quiet.

Before I get a chance to make up my mind, my thoughts are interrupted with the sound of one of my little girls coughing.

I will have to move fast, I tell myself, before they wake.

SLAM!

There goes my quiet time.

I expect Miss Four to come straight into our bedroom, but she doesn’t.

I lie in bed wondering what mischief she’s up to, when I hear two little voices.

Two little voices happily chatting.

‘You orright, daaarrrlinnnng?’ I hear Miss Four saying to Miss Almost Two in a motherly voice.

‘Daddy work?’ I hear Miss Almost Two asking.

‘Mummy shower?’ she continues.

The two little voices get closer as I hear two pairs of feet scamper toward our room.

Two tiny faces peer around the door.

Miss Almost Two waltzes in begging to be picked up and brought into bed with us, while Miss Four stands back with a playful smile on her face wondering if she will get in trouble for getting her little sister out of bed.

‘She was coughing, Mummy, and you didn’t hear-ded her, so I got her out of bed,’ she explains.

I tell her to hop in too and the four of us have a delicious Sunday morning cuddle.

us

I have looked at this photo a million times since Dave took it. It fills me with warmth and belonging. Our little family.

In this household, thanks to our two little girls, there is now twice as much fun, twice as much dancing, twice as much laughter, twice as much silliness, twice as much imagination, twice as many deep and meaningfuls about fairies, twice as much talk about poo .. twice as many tantrums, twice as much crying and a mummy twice as tired … but let’s not go there today.

For many years it was just us two – Dave and me.

We shared so much together – love, laughs, loss, travel, adventure, life-changing decisions.

We were content.

Who knew that these two little people who have turned our lives upside down could completely redefine the meaning of content for us.

We are exhausted most of the time, working hard and playing hard, but we wouldn’t change it for the world.

While some days are hard and I find myself counting down the hours until their bedtime, when we sit on the couch at the end of the day to watch Peter Rabbit, one of them on my lap, the other under my wing, all I feel is bliss.

What makes you content? How has your life changed since kids? Do your kids talk about poo as much as mine?

Linking up today with the gorgeous Zanni for Sunshine Sunday and writing to the theme Two.

19 comments on Two

  1. Lydia C. Lee
    October 5, 2014 at 7:05 am (3 years ago)

    What a lovely post (and photo). It’s funny how there are moments when kids draw you closer to your partner – the whole entwining pulls a little tighter around the two (and then four or more) of you.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm (3 years ago)

      It never ceases to amaze me πŸ™‚

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  2. Kate
    October 5, 2014 at 7:42 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous Renee. I love listening to my two, the oldest eight and the younger five. Big sister always mothering little brother. Love the two becoming four. Love the four climbing into bed together. Enjoy that gorgeous family!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:47 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks so much, Kate. You enjoy yours too πŸ™‚

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  3. Lisa@RandomActsOfZen
    October 5, 2014 at 8:58 am (3 years ago)

    I imagine you look at this photo a lot Renee, it’s just beautiful.
    So often I think how lucky I am to have my own little family, no bond closer.
    And sadly, the poo talk never seems to go away, especially when encouraged by Dad πŸ˜‰
    xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Haha!! Yes, I know what you mean πŸ™‚

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  4. Michelle@myslowlivingadventure
    October 5, 2014 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

    Gorgeous photo. My boys just jumped out of our bed after an early morning cuddle. Felt like I was reading our story.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Aww that’s lovely, Michelle. Thank you πŸ™‚

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  5. Toni @ Finding Myself Young
    October 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm (3 years ago)

    I’m sure when she can talk more she’ll talk about poo. For now its mainly up mum mum up.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Cute. Yes, just give her time πŸ˜‰

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  6. Zanni Louise
    October 5, 2014 at 3:46 pm (3 years ago)

    You definitely pulled my heart strings today Renee. What a beautiful post full of gratitude and appreciation. I feel similarly. Every time I have a regret about something I did or didn’t do it’s gone immediately when I realise I wouldn’t change a thing about my life. Xx

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks Zanni. I’m glad you enjoyed it. It was a great topic for today and I’m looking forward to share next week πŸ™‚ x

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  7. Andrea
    October 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful family, makes my heart happy too xoxo

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:49 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you darling heart. Have been thinking about you today. Hope you and yours are well xx

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  8. Elena
    October 5, 2014 at 7:01 pm (3 years ago)

    What a beautiful-beautiful post! Our son (who is 3) sometimes sleeps with us, and on these nights I don’t get the best sleep ever, because he moves and talks in his sleep a lot. But, his little face next to mine and his gentle breath fill my heart with almost unbearable love. I guess that is how being a mum or parent in general changes you.
    Xo

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 5, 2014 at 7:50 pm (3 years ago)

      What beautiful words, Elena. They have a way of just making you melt don’t they?! x

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  9. Erin
    October 6, 2014 at 7:13 am (3 years ago)

    Having all my children home together makes me content, my life is rich and full. Laughing at your last question, our life has changed completely since having children, and now having older ones leaving home it’s changing completely again.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      October 6, 2014 at 9:03 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I bet it is, Erin. How will you cope when you eventually have an empty nest? I can’t even let myself think about that yet πŸ™‚

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  10. Kristy @ Loulou Zoo
    October 6, 2014 at 11:02 pm (3 years ago)

    This is such a lovely post. I LOVE that photo, you look so contented and happy. Beautiful. I can’t wait until both my girls are old enough to jump into our bed in the morning (I might not be saying that when it happens! Must remember this comment).
    πŸ™‚

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