One of my first experiences this morning -besides meeting the courier once again in my pj's - was having a sip of coffee (while I rushed into the shower 10 minutes before the store opened) and instead of getting mouthful of milky espresso, I got a mouthful of milk skin. Yuck.
I looked in the mirror and thought oh dear if this is the start of the day, what lies ahead! Have you ever said a "God please keep me sane today" prayer?"
The sophisticated version is "God please give me grace for this day" Same thing really. Well I decided to make a choice and give my day to God, I was not going to let my busy day rule me, but rather the other way around.
And to make them car cut out sandwiches and heart pieces of cheese for lunch and Matty saying: " Are these hearts because you love us so much mummy?" These are those special moments that you have to remember.
As mum's we seem to live on guilt, guilt because we do work and don't spend time with the kids, guilt because we don't work and possibly can't provide as well, guilt when we spend 5 minutes doing something for us and then to top it off you meet an older person who says, "Cherish the moments as they go by to quickly" Great more guilt!
I was discussing this with a mum friend this week and we both agreed about living in the moment. If your child asks you to dance with them - then do it! If they need to show you their new superhero moves, then go look! But don't stop living your life to the full just so you can stare 24/7 at your kids!
I met another school mum in the park who was slightly impressed with our "setup". I told her it was our little treat for the day. I need more tins by the way, perfect for popping snacks into vintage style. And whilst my "setup" was impressive, she was watching a total of 5 kids that afternoon - helping out a friend - that is impressive!
Have I told you that one of our kittens Milo follows us where ever we go? She should have been a dog really. Decided to share my milk with her, she must have felt like a princess.
What a great afternoon making memories that will last forever with my boys.