Nov 24, 2012
I am now moving into my third year of motherhood, and I am beginning to realize it is the little things that matter the most to our child. We had such a busy day today....we were up at 7 and it was non stop. We are clearing out our basement (finally!) and Warren did a dump run. I took a whole bunch of stuff to consignment and charity. Back home at 10:30, snack and off to Kindermusic Ryder and I went. Home, lunch and off to our friends daughters 1st birthday. Back home around 6, dinner and then........
The 3 of us built a gingerbread house. No, I didn't make it from scratch. It's one of those kits you can buy. I assembled the house as Ryder watched almost jumping out of his skin to start sticking candies on it. He was so very excited. We sat there for almost 2 hours, sticking icing on and then the candies - laughing as things slid off and the roof came apart. The gingerbread house is a disaster! But how much fun did we have putting it together.
It made me realize that it is not what we are doing, but that we are doing it together. To listen to my little boy's giggles and delighted laughs as we stuck candy after candy on, just to watch it all fall apart. To him it was the fact that the 3 of us were sitting there together trying to build this thing that mattered. It made me realize that it is not what the activity is, or that it even be something formal, but that to him what matters is that we are doing it together. Just put him to bed and I can honestly say that the day was crazy busy, but the evening was absolutely perfect!