I had such a successful day! I got a lot on my list done and I had a really great day with they boys, a wonderful evening together as a family, and enjoyed time with my husband. Now onto some Christmas sewing. I will share my projects later; but first I want to share some of the sweet moments of the day.
Last week I had several rough days with the boys and I seriously looked into getting a job. I thought it would be so nice to go to work and, as terrible as this sounds, not have to be Mom for a little bit. As I thought about it though I really am lucky to be a stay-at-home-mom and spend my days being a mother. I decided that I needed to recognize moments in the day that make staying at home worth it; there were several today.
This morning Logan fell asleep as I rocked him. (He usually doesn’t do this) It is so sweet to hold a sleeping child. I love to peek in at my kids while they are sleeping. While they are sleeping I remember how much unconditional love I have for them.
This afternoon the three of us, Kurt, Logan and I, mopped the kitchen floor. What a fun activity! Kurt saw me getting the sponges and container of water ready and mentioned that he had better take his shirt off so it wouldn’t get wet. (Yes as a two, almost three, year old he is worried about stuff like that. This is the kid that when he eats cheese balls, keeps a wet rag nearby so his hands don’t get dirty. What a nut!) I told him that he might want to be more worried about his pants getting wet so a couple of seconds later he comes back into the kitchen completely naked. Nothing but the skin got wet :). Who knows maybe mopping naked is the way to go; I don’t think I will try it any time soon. After mopping with them I determined maybe I have been mopping wrong. The whole floor was completely wet and there wasn’t any water left in the bucket but it sure made removing any gunk on the floor easy. Logan kept crawling around on the wet floor slipping and laughing. He thought it was great fun.
I am so glad that I took time to recognize these little moments. They are things that I might have easily overlooked but really made my day when I thought about them. I am so glad to be a mother and a wife. I hope to take more time to remember why I am putting aside other pursuits and devoting my time to being a mother and wife.