Well, if there’s one good thing about being an ‘older’ mom or a mommy a second time around -it’s that you have the wisdom to know the little things DO NOT MATTER.
I was looking around today – and honestly, my house is trashed. Like, it’s a mess. Oh, it drives me nuts. It does.
Our dishwasher died the day before Thanksgiving – so there may or may not have been a few too many dishes in the sink. And well, it was a domino effect.
I was mortified when the men came to install a new dishwasher this afternoon. Honestly, I forgot they were coming.
So, once they left, I was looking around at what to tackle first.
Write a story for Totally Buffalo?
Work on a 20-page paper due for one of my graduate classes?
As I was trying to decide – I saw this sweet little baby girl looking at me.
She had me at, “mommy”.
So, there I was having a tea party with Ella this afternoon when I had so many other things to do. We played and then snuggled up – she fell asleep curled up next to me. I opted to sit and watch her sleep. And it was glorious. Gosh, she is a beautiful baby girl.
I knew the dishes would still be there.
I knew the paperwork would be, too.
I knew it was all just stuff –
I knew that Ella will only be two years old for one more day. So, I made the decision to stay right where I was.
Best decision I’ve made in a while.
It goes fast, man.
Savor it. I sure did today. 🙂