Tonight was one of those nights. I ran to the pharmacy for 20 minutes, and the boys were all in full-on meltdown when I got home. They didn't want Daddy. They ALL wanted Mommy. Which was frustrating for Jeff and challenging for me, too.
Sometimes it's frustrating not to have enough arms to go around.
Eventually everyone started to calm down and I wound up snuggling in bed with Isaac and Alex while Jeff and Amelia settled Sam down.
As I lay there I thought about how hard it is when they all want to be on mom's lap or held in my arms ALONE. I get so frustrated when I want to help everyone, but none of them want to share me.
Then the Isaac and Alex drifted off, their heads on my shoulders. I heard Amelia and Jeff laughing softly with Sam in the next room, and it hit me.
As upset as I may be that I don't have enough arms or lap to go around, I am far more grateful that my arms and my lap are overflowing.