Cherish The Impromptu Moments

Today my almost three year old, Sam, fell asleep on me. Something he hasn’t done in a long time. Those minutes snuggling him took me back to when he was so little; when he was a baby baby (not a toddler baby)….to those exhausting days of feed, cuddle, sleep; and repeat.

Sitting on the sofa, holding him, thoughts popped in my head. I heard myself saying…”but the washing needs folding”, “you still need to empty the dishwasher”, “five minutes and then I’ll put him in his bed”. Then I said to myself…NO! You HAVE to enjoy these impromptu moments. Cherish each and every one. The washing will wait but he is getting so big!

This time next year he will have been allocated his Primary school and starting school the following September!

Now I’m getting ready to fold the laundry, iron, pick up my eldest from school and then get him ready for swimming, homework and then dinner.

I love my hectic life and my two rambunctious boys but I do go from one thing to the next constantly! I think that’s why having those moments today with my youngest was so nice and a reminder to slow down and enjoy this time. It will be gone all too quickly. Motherhood – the mundane and amazing can happen in the same moment.

Questions You Don’t Need To Ask Your Friends….But Do!

Last week I went on my first girls’ holiday since having my boys. We descended upon poor, unsuspecting Tenerife like four women released from prison and needing to experience freedom again!

We went out in the evenings and I forgot how relaxing it was to eat a meal without constantly checking the boys haven’t thrown their food everywhere or keeping them entertained. I still, however, managed to ask my friends if they needed to do a wee-wee before we left the house! You can take the mum away from the toddler but I think it’s now an automatically programmed question! Awkward!