We’ve had some yucky weather lately here in the UK. But every other day or so we’ve gotten some sunshine. It usually likes to show up at about 5am so it wakes up my children, then it hides until about 2pm when they are napping. Which then leaves us only a few hours after they are up from their nap until bedtime to enjoy it.
I’ve been really relishing my time with the boys lately. Well, let’s be honest, when they aren’t fighting, throwing fits or having melt-downs that is. 🙂 I have an appointment to go view a preschool for Cohen next week. When I called to make the appointment a rush of emotions came over me. When did my boy get to be this age?! Was it really 4 years ago that I was pregnant with him?! When did I become the “parent” of a kiddo in preschool?! I used to teach preschoolers for crying out loud! I am excited for him to begin, either this summer term or the fall term. I think it will help him in SO many more ways than play dates or play group can. He will have to listen to other adults, follow “rules” outside of our home & learn to share with lots of other kids. Oh my big-hearted Cohen will you get a bit of an awakening.
With the idea of Cohen going off to preschool makes me get excited about the 1-on-1 time I’ll get with Lucas. This season of being my “baby” will be changing and I fear it will be the hardest for him. He is very much a “mommas boy” and having to share my time and attention with yet another sibling will probably not fare too well with him. I hope this extra time I will get with him will be a good transition.
Daddy has been working more lately so the boys have been latched to his side once he steps in the door. Something about watching a man spend time with their kids is just plain HOT! They probably have no idea what it does to our uterus, but boy does it make me happy I already have a bun in the oven, otherwise I’d probably try to convince him to have another! (no, I do NOT want 4 kiddos, I’m just saying if I weren’t pregnant with our 3rd) Yes. He is MY man & I love him so.
It’s hard to remember to enjoy each moment with our kids. I get so caught up in getting the house cleaned, doing laundry, “working” on my designs/blog or even catching up on my books/shows that I forget to just STOP and “be” with them. I’m not talking about being in the same room as them, I’m talking about making those “moments” count. Like our daily dance sessions, reading stories together, chasing each other around the house, or even the ever so popular tickle fest. Those are the moments that bring true joy to my heart. Those are the moments we truly enjoy.
How do you STOP to really enjoy each moment?
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