These moments when both boys are napping are like nuggets of gold tucked into my day. Half the time I don’t even know what to do with myself. I always have a to-do list floating around and a running mental list of things I want to get done, but the last two days the name of the game has been “I can’t even…just do it.”
I’ve had a terrible head cold for the past few days, following a brief overnight flu that came on quickly and left me aching and tired. Even small tasks like picking up the used tissue I just dropped on the floor seem harder when my head is heavy and my eyes are watering. Combine this with an almost three year old who can destory a room like a tornado and a 4 month old who delights in diaper changes- I can’t even… With a sigh I mentally coax myself into action. Just do it! One foot in front of the other; trudging through
Yesterday was my birthday and although I spent it with a stack of kleenex tucked into my pocket, it was a lovely day full of moments of relaxation, surprise and joy. Birthdays are a good reminder for me of how lucky I am to be surrounded with so many people who care about me. I got cards and gifts in the mail. My husband took me on a mini shopping spree at TJ Maxx and a few other places. Just the fact that he went shopping with me at all was enough to show me his true devotion. We had nachos and drinks ( I had water) before going back to my Mother-in-law’s to pick up the boys. I walked in to a lovely surprise party complete with birthday balloons, a birthday banner and a cake covered in m&m’s that Casey had helped make. At Casey’s prompting we lit all the candles and he helped me to make a wish and blow them all out. Then he used the ice cream scooper to help himself to a scoop of cake 🙂
It’s these moments in life, the moments that are only shared with a close few, low lit by birthday candles and punctuated by giggles and hugs, that make the days of trudging through worth it. These moments make my heart sing.
Welcome, 32. I hope I have many more of these moments with you.