Lets be honest. Some day’s being a mommy is less than fun. I see nothing wrong in saying that. I don’t think you need to like every minute of motherhood.
On the flip side some days feel like a special treat.
Today, I feel like I a kid who has behaved all the way through the grocery store while shopping with mom and now has the chance to pick out a treat for good behavior. I am not sure what I did to deserve my treat but for some reason Maddy is giving Mommy a reward. Days like today make it so easy to forget about the hard or frustrating days.
When I got the chance to sleep an hour later than normal, I thought that was my special gift from my daughter for the day but the kept coming.
She listened to every instruction and happily executed them while getting ready this morning. I’m not a drill sergeant but it sure is nice to say “Maddy, come sit on Mommy’s lap so I can brush your hair,” and have her walk right over and sit down on my lap.
After a quick trip to playgroup she came home and cheerfully worked on some Christmas gifts for a few family members with me. I am enjoying the holiday season with a toddler around and I am especially enjoying her excitement at gift giving.
Then she painted and painted and painted on her easel just letting me watch her creativity and imagination in progress.
And then, without warning or coercion, she fell asleep on the floor still in her painting shirt just steps from her easel.
Just seeing her passed out on the floor takes me back to when she was smaller and would fall asleep anywhere and sleep through everything.
Getting to see my daughter grow, learn and change is a daily gift but some days feel like a dream. Some days even though we may be surrounded by people it feels like it is just the two of us enjoying each other and loving our time together.
Some days I just don’t ever want to end.