Tonight I laid here waiting for my baby to fall asleep which took about an hour. As I lay here waiting and waiting I couldn't help but think, "Come on baby! Go to sleep. This is a waste of my time." I then gave myself a mental smack in the face. What was I in a hurry to go do you might ask? Pack suitcases. Yes, you read that correctly. Since when did packing suitcases sound way more fun than sleeping next to a chunky, sweet smelling baby?
We've sadly taught ourselves to value chaos, to-do lists and tasks over simplicity, sweetness, calm, and baby love. When I wake up in the morning I want to wake with expectancy of the sweet moments and beauty in my day and not the next big task that needs to be tackled. I want to enjoy those sweet baby cuddles and not wish I could give my back a break. I want to kiss those boo boos and not wish she'd stop crying. I want to play ball instead of wishing she'd find a solo activity.
Oh dear moms, time goes too fast. On this Mother's Day my wish for you is that those rose bushes wouldn't prick your nose and that the spilled milk wouldn't make you cry and that your short and stout teapot would tip over full of love. Savor these moments because laying next to that sleeping baby is the absolute sweetest and most important thing you could possibly be doing right now.
Happy Mother's Day