Lemonade and Motherhood

Happy Sunday Friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I have had a lot on my mind and heart lately and wanted to share a little insight about motherhood and lemonade.

Girls Rompers / Rain boots / Bows / Lemonade Stand (my hubby made)

Making Lemonade

Everything I know about “lemonade” I learned from my kids.  I really wish there was a way for all of us to stay childlike forever.  Kids have got it figured out!  They forgive and forget. They are eternal optimists.   It’s what we have been told to do since our youth yet it is so hard to do the older you get.  As a parent, I try to lead by example yet my kids teach ME daily.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to go back and start over from scratch but there is just that special something that kids have and we lose over time.  My kids don’t sweat the small stuff and that is definitely something I need to relearn.

When you think of lemonade, what comes to your mind?  For me, I always think “turn lemons into lemonade!”  The best lemonade comes straight from lemons with sprinkle of raw sugar, fresh raspberries muddled and a sprig of mint!  DELISH!  Trust me, you won’t have it any other way after you taste this refreshing drink.  The perfect pairing to go with this delightful beverage is a warm sugar cookie with double the frosting.  Don’t judge!!

Jack has been dying to do a lemonade stand so we did a little trial run for him to practice before he does a real one with “real” customers this week! It was so much fun to sit back and watch him in action. He had all the confidence in the world. I can already tell he will be a little entrepreneur and I love it! He had his little booklet and pen already to go and his eyes lit up when we bought lemonade and pop tarts from him.

Being a mother is thee absolute hardest thing I have ever done and I imagine that I ever will do!!  Some days feel so unrewarding and even downright awful.  After all the sleepless nights, mounds of laundry, short order cook, spills, scrapes, crying fits in Target there is nowhere else I would rather be and nothing I would rather do than be with my 3 little crazy babies. PERIOD.  They have taught me to look on the bright side of things without even knowing they did.  Their unconditional love for each other and for me brings the biggest lump in my throat and swell to my heart.  They have taught me patience and to laugh when you want to cry.  And in the end, there is lemonade.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope if you take one thing from this post, it is to stop sweating the small stuff because there are lemons out there waiting to be squeezed!

Don’t these pictures below just melt your heart?!

 

 

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  1. Jojo
    August 13, 2018 / 7:02 am

    So freaking cute Nav. So fun to read and I love all those cute pics. I can’t wait until I can come but some lemonade and pop tarts from sweet jacky boy

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