Sometimes the repetitiveness of parenting can be exhausting and stressful. It's easy to get stuck in a rut and only focus on the mundane. I too, get frustrated and impatient. I get annoyed and stressed. I get tired, run down and in desperate need of a break. It's only human to feel this way - especially when dealing with babies and littlies all day, everyday; 24/7.
However, with that said. I like to see the good in the bad. I like to focus on the positive and I try to have complete control over how I feel and how I react to a situation. I like to see the little things, the little snippets of magic in each moment and cherish them. I'm trying to breathe in all the goodness that comes with being a Mum - and being a Mum of little ones.
At the moment, I'm loving the way:
The bath bubbles and water drops, form perfectly on his silky skin. And the way he puts everything in his mouth. Yes, frustrating and scary and gross....but also very cute. It's his way of learning and feeling and understanding I guess.
I love the way his eye lashes curl and separate when he's splashing in the water. They're long and dark. A gorgeous contrast to his sparkling blues.
I love the way she bursts out into some serious dance moves whenever music is on. She skips and jumps and runs on the spot. She attempts the shuffle and pulls a few break-dance moves. Quite uncoordinated but usually in perfect tempo. Music runs through her veins, it fuels her.
I love the way his podgey little legs sit comfortably horizontally. Oh to have the flexibility of a baby. The rolls on his thighs and ankles, are just delicious, in this Mumma's eyes.
I love the way she can be so shy; gripping my hand and hiding behind my skirt, observing the situation. Yet so loud and boisterous at other times.
She's quiet and pensive, yet wild and adventurous. I like that!
What are you loving at the moment?
I urge you to look for the little things. The little quirky traits, or mundane moments that are actually soaked in magic.
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