Do you ever have one of those days? You know, the one where things just seem to fall into place perfectly?
There are no timeouts, but plenty of giggles, fun and games. A day where you are spontaneously kissed and hugged by your toddler. Every moment is one you hope to keep close to your heart and pray that you'll remember in 20 years.
There have been a few of these days recently in our household. The stars align and my boys bring out the best in each other and me. We spend hours laughing, building block towers, playing "I'm gonna get you" and "tickle monster", watching "choo choo train" videos on the computer, singing songs at the top of our lungs and just enjoying each others company.
My sweet babe falls asleep snuggled up in my arms, and instead of going to lay him in his crib, I let him slumber on my chest. Never wanting to let go of his dimpled, chubby arms, warm body and unmatchable baby smell.
These are the days every Mom lives for. The perfectly unperfect ones. Because, toys are still not picked up, cookies still crumble and the dog's bowl tips over. But, that's okay.
I love my boys so much it hurts. And sometimes I seem to forget that. I become so preoccupied with planning our wedding, or picking up toys, or washing the dishes that I momentarily forget what really matters.
I feel that when I give myself to them completely, those are the best days. When they have my undivided attention, when I don't tell them to "wait one more minute", when I let them take my hand and play ring around the rosey for the 20th time. And I need to do it more.
Days like these are few and far between. We must cherish them.
Hold onto them dearly. Because sooner than we think, our kids will be
grown and all we will have are memories. Precious memories.
Hi, I'm Emily. Proud wife and stay-at-home-mama to my two little men and one sweet baby girl. Etsy shop owner, amateur sewer, crafter, chef, and home decorator. Target and Pinterest junkie. Lover of animals, DIY projects, books, blogs, rocky road ice cream, movies and a good deal. Life is beautiful!