For everyone in those years of motherhood where all the children are cute and young, adorable but very dependent … today was a day!
Fatigue settles in and I had high hopes of taking a nap while my two little ones napped hoping my older son would play with some toys or draw a picture…. something, anything.
Just as I was getting my son situated to not need me for a bit… my baby woke up, her nap was over and now my chance to rest was gone.
This is not the first time this has happened so I’ve told myself to never get my “heart -set” on taking a nap… and yet it’s hard to keep going when energy levels are low.
But we do keep going because we are moms and we know that’s what our family needs us to do right?
Well we had some errands to run and I promised the kids a vanilla ice cream come from McDonalds after errands.
Baby girl who is 16 months had her first ice cream cone and she was messier than ever but loved it so much!
I took baby girl out of the car seat and sat down by her, eye level, to clean her face.
I meant to say “give mommy a lick,” because the ice cream looked tasty and it was dripping everywhere… but instead I said “give mommy kiss.”
Well that little cutie puckered up her ice cream face and went in for the biggest kiss and love.
And then when I asked for another kiss she walked away and was too busy.
It literally melted my heart because the kiss came unexpectedly and so quick, but it was so genuine and sweet.
That little kiss from baby girl reminded me that these little ones may be precious to us, but we are so precious to them.
Our kids love us and show us small acts of endearment throughout the day, if we can just focus on seeing the love.
That little surprise kiss today was the best “pick me up,” and I forgot about how tired I had felt.
I’ve heard it said a million times, but right when we think we as parents are teaching our kids all the important things in life… it’s truly the children that have been teaching us all along.