We all have different reasons for having kids. Some of us (hand is raised) had NO idea we would even be having kids... and then despite all efforts... surprise! The biggest surprise for me was that after being very unsure about having a child, it was very natural and I was instantly in love with Presley. And scared again that I couldn't love anyone as much as I loved her... I loved Grace just as much. Everyday I love them more and more, which never even sounds possible but it's true.
Over the years the "phases" have shifted, P in one, G in the other. The whole business of being a parent is so trying on your patience and sanity. But at the end of the day, literally everyday, when I sit with them in the car and at dinner and they tell me all about everything it's amazing to me how smart they are, and how I look forward to those moments more than any other. They are simple moments, and literally perfect.
And then there's the weekends. I love that they want more than anything to get their "farmer"clothes on and go play outside, and want to go for hikes so they can play by the creek, sword fight with sticks and race around chasing bunnies.
I guess the point of my story is that it goes way to damn fast. And I need to bring my camera along more.