It never ceases to amaze me what really makes me happy as a mom. With all the craziness summer brings: swimming, vacations, barbecues. All the memories that we want to make for our kids. It just makes me realize It’s the simple things that bring me the most joy.
The thing that comes to mind most often, is the simple act of giving your baby a bath. Making them clean, getting all the grime and goobers off from all their outside playing in the dirt, washing their hair, smelling their hair after you wash it. There is nothing like clean children after baths! I try to really enjoy it while it lasts because literally all you have to do is blink and they are dirty again!
When my 4 year old really likes something I have made for dinner, she gets this adorable little smirk on her face and says really excitedly “It’s time to do a countdown!” she then begins to count as high as she can, like to 20 sometimes mixing up her numbers and when she has decided she has counted high enough she yells “THANK YOU MOM!” I don’t remember how this started but I have to laugh every time she does it. I don’t think I would feel any more complimented if Bobby Flay himself said something good about my cooking. (I also doubt he would do a count down)
So the next time I am so exhausted from all the hustle and bustle of trying to get my kids to each and every activity. I am going to slow down and think of the simple things.
Carly is a contributing writer for Mommy Moment. She has 3 very dramatic but beautiful girls ages 7, 4, and 1. Carly loves to write, cook, and connect with other moms through this crazy thing called blogging! See what she has been up to over at www.livingthescream.com
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