Day 21/31 (only 10 days left in October!)
“Okay sweetie, just give me a second and I’ll be right there.”
I say that a lot.
Somedays it feels like it’s ALL I say. Or the many varied versions that put off the given request to a more convenient time.
Let’s be clear, I struggle in this area.
Most days it is because I am outnumbered. And the requests pile up a little bit faster than I can fulfill them.
And it’s me– trying to be there when they need me and not be stretched in too many directions of my little taffy-pulling sweethearts.
Yes. I struggle to not say it all the time whenever asked “Mommy? Will you…?”
I also struggle with the struggling, because although I REALLY want my children to know I’m there for them, always there for them–
I do not want to raise self-absorbed, demanding little humans.
And there is a definite balance.
And some days I think I might have a hint of what the secret is–
and other days I absolutely do not have a clue.
But this I do know.
This time– this time of parenting very small ones who need some kind of help with just about every.thing. It won’t last.
It’s Oh so temporary.
It is the season of all seasons that will quickly morph into, “I got it mom.” “No, really Mom– I got it.. Can I have the keys and 20 bucks please?”
And to be truthful, that feeling is slightly encouraging some days–
But most days it just makes me want to do nothing but spend all my seconds coloring with them, while having tea parties and dressing up.
They won’t be these little sparkly- tu-tu’ed fairies forever.
And when they no longer need help every other second of the day– it is exactly these days right here, I’ll be reflecting on.
Sitting with my morning coffee– and remembering how sweet this time really was.