I can be kind of a perfectionist, so I had a major triumph last week during project time with Little Man. Let me back up. I had an even bigger triumphant mommy moment last week when I planned a project for us to do together. Like, ahead of time, not just fishing for some broken crayons and mostly-used-up coloring books in a desperate attempt to entertain. No, I mean I purchased some supplies and had a general plan for some quality activity/bonding time.
Pat me on the back. Oh yeah.
Thanks to the ever-wondrous dollar bins at Target, I found some foam leaves, and then some googly eyes in the craft aisle. My idea was to make little leaf men and then hang them up somewhere so we could have a (semi)permanent reminder of quality mother-son bonding time.
Great idea, right?
It’s beautiful out today. This is even nicer considering the amount of rain we’ve had here for the past few weeks (a lot). So, we went for a walk, ran an errand and played at a playground. It was really enjoyable and relaxing. I appreciated being able to walk with my boys without the pressure of a timeline bearing down on me.
On the way home from the playground, I found myself thinking about some comments from last Friday’s post, about how my baby has gotten so big so quickly (he really has). That got me thinking about how everyone says that, before you know it, your kids are all grown up.
There’s a saying in Pirkei Avos 1:14 it says
“If not now, when?”
Most of the time I’m busy with clothing, feeding, cleaning and managing my children and when I’m not doing that, I’m trying to find ways to occupy them so that I can get various other things accomplished. So when am I enjoying them? If it’s really true that they are going to be grown-ups soon, then I should probably take the time to enjoy them
So I’m going to go do that. Right after I take a nap.