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Taking the Time

This past weekend was fairly uneventful which is strange for us as we always have something to do and somewhere to go.  Don't get me wrong, I had plenty to do at home but didn't really need to go out this weekend.  I was also feeling sick, I caught a head cold and I'm miserable.  My daughter had wanted to have a mommy and daughter day at home on Saturday, but I got all caught up in cleaning, cooking and then crashed for a nap that our day went by very fast.  So, I promised Sunday would be the day - even though I really didn't see when I would find the time as I still had so much to do.  My house is a mess - we've been organizing and I have a ton of things laying around that I want to try and sell on ebay.  I also have things for storage, then I have laundry and so on and so forth!  When was I going to have the time to sit and play for 2 hours!  Guess I'd figure it out the next day and hope she'd forget (I know, that sounds terrible).

So now its Sunday!  Guess what my baby girl's first words were??? Mommy & daughter time!!!
I made breakfast, cleaned up and went to her room.  What the heck!! The mess can wait, but why keep my baby girl waiting - she won't be 8 forever and the days are flying by!  Before I know it, she'll be 15 and I'll never get these days back was time to play!  We colored some pages in her coloring book, she showed me how to make a snow flake and we drew and colored easter eggs.  Then we watched the movie of her choice!  It was so nice.  I let go of my never ending to do list and just focused on her, on being a kid and just having fun!  She enjoyed every second of it, and so did I.

I managed to get my bedroom cleaned up afterwards - surprisingly, I had so much energy after our play date that I put it to good use!

I guess even my 8 year old can teach me a thing or two -- take time to let go and enjoy these small but special moments!  They only come once - the cleaning and messy house will always be there - so I will no longer ignore my children's request for attention - when they need it, I will take the time to give it them!


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