One thing I have to remind myself of as a Mother is to stop and smell the roses. To enjoy the little moments when they occur. I get so caught up in getting where we need to go and daily chores that I often don’t let myself enjoy motherhood.
This morning we woke up to about 1/4” of snow. Which may as well have been 3 feet to my kids. They were so excited. They begged me to go outside to play in the snow before we shuttled them off to school. For a split second I thought “but i was trying to get to the gym this morning before work”. Mind you the gym is a luxury for me. I rarely make time to go but desperately need to for my physical health and my mental health. So the selfish side of me just wanted to get out and fulfill my needs.
I thought better of it and we quickly got dressed (amazing how fast they dress themselves when they want to do something), suited up and out we went.
Their screams of laughter and excitement filled the neighborhood. We made snowballs, and a “snowman” with that 1/4” of snow. We brought some inside to conduct an experiment. But most of all we made a memory and I am so happy that I seized the rare opportunity to enjoy the snow with my 2 buddies.
It doesn’t take much to excite them and as parents I think we forget that 1/4” of snow is thrilling when you are 3 feet tall.
Do you have moments like this? What are your favorites?