It’s not even 10am and already, I:
- Was showered with love by my husband before he left for work.
- Slept in.
- Showed my three year old how much I adored her within minutes of her waking up.
- Had help with the laundry and dishes.
- Ate one of my favorite breakfasts.
- Plan to spend the rest of the day doing something I do better than anyone else on this planet.
- Look forward to a lovely night with just me and Scott
Of course, there are always (at least) two ways to look at a situation. 🙂
Was showered with love by my husband before he left for work.
Usually he leaves before I wake up. But last night I was up for hours with a migraine. He willingly supplied cold washcloths, a pill, moral support, and a glass of water in the wee hours of the morning. If that’s not love I don’t know what it is!
I knew a workout was not a possibility with my migraine, so I asked Scott to turn off my alarm before he left for work. I slept in until my girls woke up.
Showed my three year old how much I adored her within minutes of her waking up.
She had wet the bed big time and woke me up with sopping wet pajamas on. Still with a wicked headache, I got out of bed, gave her a hug, gingerly stripped clothes off her and sheets off her bed, ran a bath, and whispered that it was ok and I loved her to pieces.
Had help with the laundry and dishes.
A dishwasher and washing machine totally count as help. We lived without a dishwasher for a few years so I’m grateful for ours every time I turn it on.
Ate one of my favorite breakfasts.
I made Mackenzie and I banana and walnut steel cut oatmeal just the way I like it. Mmmm.
Plan to spend the rest of the day doing something I do better than anyone else on this planet.
Mackenzie is sick and I’m her mama, so no one else would possibly do. It’s good to be needed.
- Look forward to a lovely night with just me and Scott.
With the way today is going, I will probably have to put the girls down for bed before Scott gets back from work. He’s on a rotation downtown and often has to stay late. Doh! But he is a fabulous husband and I know we’ll have a great time when he does arrive.
In all seriousness, days like today remind me how grateful I am to have the life I do. I wouldn’t trade being a wife and mother for anything.
Yes, it has meant turning every “vacation” into a trip. And rather than a “break” on my birthday, I get an adventure.
But every morning, birthday or not, I get these smiling faces:
(Of course I get these, too:)
And I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂
Here’s to another great 27 years!