What is it about my day That makes me asleep My son up all night With more than a peep Is it the running round all day At least in my mind Stuck on a hamster wheel Unable to unwind
Sure I have my moments Of domestic bliss But in the crazy rat race Often that, I miss I know life can’t go on pause For a week or two How does life as a mom Make sense for me and you Savor moments now and then When things are golden Over look the crazy times When walls of life are fold’n Find a great ‘n close friend To share your thoughts each day Know that you are not alone Crazy in the fray Babies are not young forever Trials ebb and go
Treasure each day as a gift Your heart with overflow
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Sometimes it’s easier for us to focus on what we’re going to do in the next 15 minutes than it is for us to focus on this moment right now… but time with our children is precious and we need to savor these moments.
Of course, some are those times when you have a kid who's up screaming in the middle of the night. (If I could savor that a little less… that’d be awesome.) But, we still have to think about the changes that will be coming up in their lives.
I’m starting to wean my son Charlie. Nursing is a season in his life that is about to go away... And I’m kinda sad to see it go. It took me a long time to get the hang of it. So now, when I do nurse Charlie, I really take the time to appreciate that special moment that we share, because I know that it’s going to be coming to an end.
Our kids are always getting bigger. One day, they will stop clinging to our legs, or crying when we leave the room, or trying to tackle us when we’re getting something hot out of the oven. And as crazy as it sounds, we’re gonna miss it when it’s gone.
Here are some tips to help you savor these moments in your life:
Remember the special moments each day - This can be early morning, late night, or during a nap.
Take time to do silly things - Anything that brings a smile to your kids face. For us it’s bubbles.
Don’t waste moments - A trip to the store with your kid might seem like a chore, but it can be almost as good as a relaxing moment at home if you have the right attitude.
Make the mundane fun - Challenge yourself to find a fun middle road between a chore and a play date. For us, sometimes that’s walking to the store instead of driving.
Make goals to have special moments with your kids - I did this by dedicating some time to read with my son each day.
Know that every day there are opportunities to treasure where your kids are now. How do you treasure each day?