Enjoy the Moments

Some days I have so many different things planned for the morning I lose focus of what is really important. Today before I left for the gym I had planned on getting a few things done around the house. I didnโ€™t expect my little man to want to help. I could have pushed him away and kept my hurried pace to get as much done as possible. Or I could stop, let him push the vacuum, broom or mop and stop and smile.

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Did I get as much done as I planned? No.

Did we leave the house a little bit later than anticipated? Yes, but we still ended up making it to where we were going on time.

Did I have more fun cleaning the house than I have had in weeks? Yes.

So, the bathroom floors were left unmopped and a few windows didnโ€™t get cleaned, but memories were made. We had fun and at least my kitchen floor is no longer covered in dirt.

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When we stop to take time to enjoy the moments instead of charging through and rushing to get each task accomplished. Things get done, but memories often are not made. There are times to rush and get things done and other days we are at a luxury and can stop and breathe. Maybe there will be a few extra crumbs on the counter and the toilet will have to be cleaned tomorrow, but we will never be given today back.

Today when he is so little and so willing to help.

Today when mommy is still the coolest person he knows.

Each day my baby turns a little more into a boy and I feel myself trying to soak up every snuggle, every cuddle. I donโ€™t emotionally understand the changes on the horizon, but I know they are coming so if I can force myself to stop each time and enjoy a moment of cleaning with my sweet little boy, slowly loading the laundry or hiding under the clean clothes.

Iโ€™ll do it.

 

19 comments on “Enjoy the Moments

  1. Such a good reminder! I’ve been trying to remind myself that I don’t want to look back to these years and think “I never played with my kids but my house was sure clean…”

    • I know what you mean. It is funny how something so non-important can feel so important. I miss you so much, I remember growing up about how we thought we would raise our babies together. Now we live so far apart. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Yes! Enjoy them while they are young–build memories, stop and smell the roses with them and let them help out. This was really hard for me to do when my girls were little–but I’m so thankful that I did and that we built some great memories.

    • I’m so glad this post resonated with so many. I’m so glad I stopped and took the time to play instead of pushing him aside and getting everything done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I’m so glad I could provide some encouragement to you. I think sometimes we only see the mess and not the memories. Hugs.

  3. Oh friend… it’s not easy to do, I know – but you made the better choice! They grow out of that phase, I assure you! LOL! Take the help (or ‘help’) whenever you can! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. I have SO many stories like this!!! My three guys are at the age where they want to “help”…ahem…if only they would and not add more to the load…but as they add, they add AMAZING memories too! LOVE the pics too!!!!! Come see our youngest…I featured him on my post today ๐Ÿ™‚

    • I will definitely have to come check out your post. I have been so busy and sick these last few days, but I will stop by. Even if there help isn’t true help it is nice they want to spend time with us and “help” us. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is my favorite post from you. It really hits home. I take so much time for granted but I’m my baby’s while world.

  6. You are a wise woman. Enjoy him. Enjoy his pace of life. Enjoy his love and devotion. Rejoice and be glad….things will change, but baby boys grow to be men who love their momma!

    Bless you…

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