I ought to know by now that life with kids it's not a smooth ride but it advances in stages.
Fits and starts, rather than steady progression.
Like just when you think that if you get another interrupted night you might lose your mind... your lovely bundle of non-sleepy joy pulls an 8hr stint out of the bag.
And it doesn't change as they grow older.
The biggest milestone this summer was being able to take them swimming WITHOUT having to get into the pool myself. Blissful time. I get a couple of hours of reading/knitting/stare into space without being asked a question... and they think I'm a wonderful mother for talking them to the pool.
Today we hetched another notch in the belt of motherhood:
Now, where is my knitting?